Q: How would I go about fixing a non filing for a few years issue?
I have been in a dark place for about 15 years now and just haven't filed. I know that I am facing fines as well as an audit. that being said what can I expect and how harsh can these fines be? I really do need to take care of this issue. Been heavy on my mind for a few years.
You should start with a consultation with a tax attorney. Just stay away from the places you see advertised on TV. You do not want to just start filing returns. If you were not entitled to a refund you will be assessed several penalties as well as interest. Working with a tax attorney will ensure that you do not do yourself more harm then good. The attorney can also help you set up a collection alternative. You will want to get this taken care of so that you can start leading a less stressful life.
Most of us offer a free consultation and can even do one over the phone. I frequently tell clients that the stress you have from not doing anything can be paralyzing and most of the time my clients find that I am able to help them set up some type of collection alternative that is easier then the anxiety they experience by not doing anything. Good luck!
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