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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.

Linda Simmons Campbell
Linda Simmons Campbell answered on Apr 13, 2020

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... Read more »

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Q: Can I apply stock market capital losses to my federal student loans to pay them off?
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on Jul 7, 2019

No, that doesn't make any sense.

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1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Vermont on
Q: Where should I go to find old W2s from 2002, 2001, 2002?

I used to live in VA. The State of VA contacted my current employer in 2011 and attempted to garnish my wages. They claim that I never had state taxes with held for the years 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004 and that I owed them $ 6,252.69 in back taxes, interest, and penalties.

VA never once... Read more »

Zaher Fallahi
Zaher Fallahi answered on Nov 19, 2013

That may be really tough. Try the employer first for the W-2. Alternatively, ask them to reconstruct the W-2 equivalent from their information or use their best estimate. Are you sure you were even employed then? Consult a tax attorney for more advice.

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