Just about any IRS situation whether it be a IRS collection or audit will require any old tax returns or late tax returns to be filed. The IRS won’t even talk with you about a payment plan or an Offer In Compromise if you have unfiled or late tax returns. Late taxes can be a problem for any solution, even in an audit situation!
We have all the tax programs running for all old tax years. We probably prepare as many late filed tax returns as current year returns! Tax preparation and tax preparation of old returns are year round events for us and old tax returns and late filed returns are right up our alley. Don’t feel bad about bringing in your late returns no matter how long it’s been! No worries, we are used to it.
And if you have several late filed back tax returns and a large balance due, it will probably help with your peace of mind that we are familiar with the civil and criminal ramifications of these kinds of issues.