Fort Lauderdale Unfiled Taxes Attorney
Most American citizens who earn an income are required to file their income taxes every year. Of course, no one wants to file their taxes because it is an extremely complex and stressful process. Others do not wish to file because they know that they will end up owing taxes and they want to avoid the legal obligation. Unfortunately, ignoring your taxes does not make them go away. In fact, it will only result in the IRS taking certain action against you that will be harmful for your future. Our Fort Lauderdale unfiled taxes attorney can help you file and shield you from certain tax implications.
What Happens if You Do Not File Your Taxes?
Due to the fact that the law requires most people to file taxes, there are strict penalties for those who do not comply. If you have unfiled taxes, the potential penalties you face include:
- Late fees: If you are late on your taxes, the IRS will charge you a fee that is based on your total tax obligation. They cannot charge you a fee larger than 25 percent.
- Jail time: One of the worst consequences for not filing your taxes is being convicted and sent to prison.
- Garnishments, levies, and liens: Just because you do not file your taxes does not mean the IRS will have no way to obtain the taxes you owe. They may garnish your wages, which will result in reduced income, or they may levy your bank account, giving them access to take a portion of your debt over a period of time. The IRS may even place a lien on your real property, such as your home.
If you do not file your taxes, you will likely also forfeit any tax return you would have otherwise received.
Receiving Notice from the IRS
It is highly unlikely that the IRS will not find out if you do not file your taxes. There have been many technological advances over the past few decades that make it easier for the government agency to track taxpayers and whether or not they have filed.
The IRS does recognize that sometimes, tax returns simply get overlooked. As such, if you have not filed your taxes, one of the first things that will happen is that the IRS sends you a notice in the mail. This notice will likely request that you file your taxes within the next 30 days and pay any outstanding taxes, interest, and fees. If you ignore this notice, or you do not pay appropriately, the IRS will take further action. They may charge you with a criminal offense or send an agent to speak to you.
Our Unfiled Taxes Attorney in Fort Lauderdale Can Help with Previous Returns
If you have unfiled taxes, do not try to file them on your own. At Ronald Cutler, P.A., we will prepare your taxes in a manner that protects you the most and that will shield you from the harsh penalties levied by the IRS. Call us today at 386-490-9949 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.