Failing to file tax returns can cause serious problems, including significant tax debts and sometimes criminal prosecution. If you have not filed tax returns in previous years, a knowledgeable tax attorney will help you minimize the potential consequences and help you eliminate back taxes.
At Insight Law, you will find Seattle unfiled tax returns attorneys who will protect your rights and explore your options for relief. Our tax attorneys will work to minimize your tax liability by focusing on efficient ways to decrease your overall liability. We assist clients with a wide range of tax matters from offices in Seattle, Bellevue and Burien, Washington.
Reducing the Penalties of Unfiled Tax Returns
The potential consequences of failing to file tax returns can be severe, but they can be reduced.
- The IRS may file a return for you based on the information it has available. The government's calculation of your tax bill may be significantly higher than if you file taxes on your own, because the IRS will not consider tax credits, itemized deductions or business deductions in its calculations.
- If you have not filed your tax returns, you are not eligible for a payment plan for your tax debt, and you are not able to stop the government from garnishing your wages to pay the tax debts.
- In the most egregious cases, you may face criminal charges.
If you have delinquent tax returns, you have options even if the government has filed your returns for you. Our lawyers can prepare your past returns to properly reflect your tax liability. Our tax lawyers will present them to the IRS in a way that minimizes penalties and the potential for criminal liability.
Delinquent Tax Returns
We can help you whether you have failed to file for one year or multiple years and regardless of whether the IRS has contacted you regarding your failure to file. Becoming compliant on your taxes can reduce your burden and help you feel relieved.
From offices in Seattle, Bellevue and Burien, our tax lawyers advise and represent clients in communities throughout King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County, Washington. Call us at 206-922-8078 or contact our office by e-mail to arrange an initial consultation with an experienced tax attorney at our firm today.