Q: I haven't paid taxes in a while and looking to clear everything up. How do you do that?
Find any tax documents you have in your possession.
Order Wage & Income and account transcripts from the IRS.
Draft and file the missing returns. Ask for forgiveness on any penalties.
Setup a payment plan for the amounts owed, if any.
May want to hire a professional, let me know if you want to chat.
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A: If you are suddenly repentant because you would like a $1,200 gift from Uncle Sam you might find out that the money it will cost to go back several years to try to play catch-up will exceed the $1,200--plus put you back on the IRS radar.
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