Do you have unfiled tax returns? This is much more common than you think, so don’t feel bad! Divorce, illness and overload when life gets rough are a few of the common reasons. We understand the stress of it all! But there is light at the end of the tunnel. Here is a little glimpse of what you can expect in the process of handling IRS resolution. When our clients have unfiled taxed returns, here are the steps we take:
- We call the IRS, do a thorough case review and ask them what periods they are looking for. They give us a deadline for submission. Unfortunately getting through to them is difficult because they hang up (it’s called a “courtesy disconnect”) on millions of callers every year. And then if you do get through, the odds of the representative on the other end of the phone being properly trained to handle your situation are low. Perseverance is key at our office. And we know your rights so can’t be bullied with collection tactics.
- We prepare and file the returns. This is easier said than done. Sometimes the client doesn’t have the information. That’s okay. Recreating it is possible, in most cases, with bank statements and IRS income transcripts.
- Once the returns have been filed, processed and the tax assessed, we start with the actual resolution of the debt process. When you’re in a resolution option, you don’t have to worry about IRS levies or seizures. A good place to be!