Unfiled Returns-What can I do?
Preparation of Unfiled Tax Returns: Since there are both civil and possible criminal penalties possible with unfiled taxes, you will need both a tax attorney and a tax professional to help you. In most cases, individuals with unfiled taxes will face civil penalties and will be expected to pay 25% of the taxes due.
You may find that the IRS has prepared a return in lieu of the one you should have filed, called a Substitute for Return. With our assistance, you file your own return for this period.
My ex-spouse has tax problems, but I had nothing to do with them. Now what?
Innocent Spouse Appeal is intended to shield you from tax errors or fraud committed by a current or ex- spouse without your knowledge. But less than half of the appeals filed with the IRS are granted. Common reasons are procedural errors, and the failure to make a complete and compelling case why you should not have been expected to know of your spouses’ errors or fraud. You will need an experienced tax professional to help you tell your story, focusing on the circumstances that bolster your case, such as domestic abuse, or lack of access to the financial information used to complete the tax return that you signed.
The IRS made a mistake, and it’s costing me. Can I do anything?
Business and Payroll Tax Problems/Errors From calculation errors, to late filings, failure to make accurate payroll tax deposits, or failure to issue or failure to issue w-2’s and 1099’s will result in penalties.
The best way to avoid fines and penalties is to seek the help of an Enrolled Agent to get your payroll processes set up in the first place. If you do get behind, or if the IRS is fining you in error, let one of us help you.