How Good People Solve Bad IRS Problems - Nick Nemeth - Manual / Resource - Page 20
End Your IRS Problems
Believe it or not, this reasoning can actually work for
a while because the IRS is a very slow-moving giant
that takes a while to figure things out. In fact, in many
cases, it can take the IRS years to figure things out.
The problem with the slow-moving IRS is that it gives
non-filers a sense of confidence that they’ve made the
right choice. So most taxpayers in this situation figure
it is better not to file future years’ returns because
doing so will finally bring the wrath of the IRS upon
The problem is that, eventually, the slow-moving
IRS figures out you are not filing and tries to contact
you to request your unfiled tax return(s). If you fail
to comply, the IRS either files your return(s) for you
(an SFR) and sends you a bill for what they believe
you owe, or they give your file to an IRS Special Agent
assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division of the
IRS to investigate you.
There is a nasty little area of law that deals with
taxpayers who have not filed tax returns. The fact is
... you can be criminally charged and sentenced to jail
time for not filing the required tax returns. Currently,
the sentence is one year in jail for every non-filed
year; however, that could change at any time.
The Federal Government has considered increasing
the criminal charge for not filing a required tax return
from a misdemeanor to a felony, punishable by up to 5
years in prison for each non-filed year.
So the problem is ... if you are one of the unfortunate
taxpayers whom the IRS chooses to make an example
of, you may be forced to “vacation” at a government
“hotel.” Add to that the possibility of losing your job,
your business, and even your family ... well, you get
the point. The bottom line is ... IT’S NOT WORTH IT.
The fastest way to get back on track with the IRS is to
file ALL required tax returns.
Non-Filed Individual Income Tax Returns
The most common type of tax return is the Individual
Tax Return, and millions of taxpayers fail to file it on