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Some advice for dealing with back taxes

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

-Benjamin Franklin


Taxes are a necessity in the American way of life. While some do not pay their taxes because they believe that taxes should not exist and have anti-tax sentiments, taxes are here to stay.  Here are three things to consider if you need to file or pay back taxes.


What can happen if I don't file my tax returns when they are due?


Failing to file your taxes is a crime. You should always file your tax returns when they are due.


 Can I go to jail for tax evasion?


Not filing your taxes and evading are two different things. Evasion is intentionally avoiding the filing or paying of taxes. That is a big difference from failure to file your taxes. But a word to the wise: you can still be prosecuted for failing to file your taxes! Not filing your taxes when they are due is a crime.  


What is my best option if I have an IRS lien or need to file my back taxes?


Let's start with your worst option first. Your worst option is to try to resolve the issue on your own. The main goal of the IRS is to collect money, not to resolve the issue in your favor financially. You have to also consider the time, effort and knowledge that go into dealing with the IRS.


Your best option is to contact a firm that specializes in IRS resolution. At Taxation Solutions, we have represented many taxpayers with preparing and filing back tax returns and IRS representation. We staff experienced tax attorneys, CPAs and Enrolled Agents, who are dedicated to protecting the rights of the American taxpayers. Our job is to enforce those rights and settle your debt for the lowest amount allowed by law. We are a national leader in IRS resolution and have an "A" rating with the Better Business Bureau.


If you need to file back taxes or need IRS representation, call us today!