Not filing your taxes isn’t a big deal, right? Wrong! The IRS views non-filers (and non-payers) as a threat to both the national economy and to tax administration, and it takes not filing your taxes very seriously. When you don’t file your taxes, you may find yourself facing civil charges, criminal prosecution, or both!
The IRS uses a three-pronged approach to encourage tax filing and payment:
- Enforcement (of tax laws)
When education and outreach methods fail to elicit compliance, you may find yourself facing penalties and worse. In fact, the IRS’s Criminal Investigation department is devoted to tracking down taxpayers who deliberately avoid their tax filing and payment obligations. Criminal charges may result.
Make sure to file your tax returns on time, even if you can’t afford to pay the tax owed. Filing your taxes is always the first step toward compliance, and Tax Resolution St. Louis can help you throughout the whole process. From minimizing penalties to explaining tax laws and requirements, we are standing by to assist you when you’re behind on your taxes. Whether you’ve already gotten yourself into a tight spot by not filing your taxes or you’re dealing with an inability to pay, our professionals are your answer for tax problems in St. Louis.