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Filing Past Due Tax Returns


FIRST: It's the law. The IRS tax code requires all taxpayers to comply with the federal tax laws for filing and paying federal income taxes. You should file all tax returns that are due, regardless of whether or not you can pay in full. You file your past due returns the same way and to the same location where you would file an on-time return. If you have received an IRS Notice, make sure to send your past due return to the location indicated on the notice you received.


Avoid or Minimize IRS Interest and Penalties: Filing on time or as soon as possible will minimize IRS interest charges & penalties which can quickly add up to hundreds or even thousands of (unnecessary) dollars.

Claim a Tax Refund: You risk losing your tax refund if you don't file your return. If you are do a refund, you must file your return to claim it within 3-years of the return due date. The same rule applies to a right to claim tax credits. The IRS holds income tax refunds in cases where their records show that one or more returns are past due. The IRS will hold a refund until they receive past due returns or receive an acceptable reason for not filing a past due return.

Protect Social Security Bnefits: If you are self-employed and do not file your federal income tax return, any self-employment income you earned will not be reported to the Social Security Administration and you will not receive credits toward Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

Avoid Issues Obtaining Loans: Loan approvals may be denied or delayed if you don't file your tax returns as lenders generally require copies of filed tax returns when deciding to make a loan.

The IRS will file a Substutite Return For You & It Will Not Be In Your Favor: The IRS return will not give you tax credits, deductions, and exemptions you may be entitled to receive and their substitute tax return will not be in your best interest.

IRS Collection & Enforcement Actions May Result: The IRS filed tax return will lead to a tax due bill, which, if unpaid, will trigger the collection process. This can include such actions an a levy or garnishment of your wages and or bank account and the filing of a notice of federal lien against your assets.

Criminal Prosecution: If you repeatedly do not file, you could be subject to additional enforcement measures including criminal prosecution.


There have always been people who, for a variety of reasons, argue that taxes are voluntary or illegal. The courts have repeatedly rejected these arguments as frivolous and routinely imposed harsh financial penalties for raising such frivolous arguments. You have a legal duty to fully comply with the tax laws. Failing to do so could result in hefty penalties, expensive interest charges, along with civil and even criminal prosecution.

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