You have not filed your tax returns with the IRS in years, and want to put that behind you and make amends with the IRS? The good news is that the IRS does not require you to go back 20 years, or even 10 years on your un-filed tax returns.
In most cases, the IRS requires you to go back and file your last six years of tax returns to get in their good graces. And then, to make arrangements on what is owed.
The six year enforcement period for delinquent returns is found in IRS Policy Statement 5-133 and Internal Revenue Manual 220.127.116.11.18. Part of the reason the IRS requires six years is manpower – the IRS cannot administer and staff the enforcement of un-filed tax returns going back as far as 10 or 20 years. And believe it or not, the IRS’s records rarely, if ever, go back that far.
The IRS is looking to draw a line in the sand that is consistent with their internal resources, and at the same time secure a good faith effort at compliance from taxpayers to get current. And that line in the sand is six years. Not filing your tax returns is most always a civil issue (not criminal) that simply requires (1) filing the last six years’ tax returns and (2) making arrangements with the IRS to repay or settle what you owe. If you don't have all the records to prepare the returns, the IRS will often have copies of your W2s, 1099s, etc.
There are also methods to recreate your income and business expenses if your records are incomplete – one way, for example, is to determine your living expenses for any year you did not file. You likely earned at least what you spent, and that forms a basis to recreate your income for a good faith tax return filing. You do not have to be held back by un-filed tax returns. The path to a fresh start is the last six years’ of returns. Why be in a state of fear and inaction when you can get this behind you and move on? It can actually be more manageable than you may think.
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