At Kansas City Tax Mediation, when a taxpayer meets with us and has unfiled tax returns, the case always begins the same way: file tax returns immediately.
Don’t have the money? We don’t care, you’re still better off if you file tax returns even if you can’t pay.
Do you wonder why Wesley Snipes went to jail but Nicholas Cage didn’t? Wesley didn’t think he had to file tax returns. Cage was smart enough to file tax returns, even though he couldn’t pay the taxes.
Also, eventually the IRS may file tax returns for you, and if that happens they will sooner or later have the right to collect the money from you without your permission. If this happens, usually in the form of a bank levy or a wage garnishment, it is extremely difficult to reverse the levy or stop the wage garnishments if the taxpayer still needs to file tax returns. This is because they consider that person “noncompliant,” and therefore unfit to negotiate with.
You could say that a precondition to any negotiations with the IRS is that you file tax returns. Until you do that, they give you nothing*
If you have unfiled tax returns, you need to file tax returns right now.
Call Kansas City Tax Mediation to speak with a professional about how to file tax returns and resolve your case immediately. Kansas City Tax Mediation: Let’s get through this together.
*Of course there are exceptions to this, which we won’t go into right now.