If you have not filed tax returns, the IRS will use the information reported to them to determine if you owe tax.
- They will file your return as single or married filing separate, with no deductions or exemptions for your dependents.
- This puts you in the highest tax bracket.
- Once those returns are filed, they will start collection activity.
Normally, statutes dictate ten years to collect back taxes and three years to audit, but if the IRS has filed an SFR (Substitute for Return), these statutes never start running. They can try to collect the tax they assess until the day you die.
The good news is that we can file a protest return for you. As soon as the IRS receives the return we prepare for you, the collection and audit statutes begin.