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...Read more »
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.
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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