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Helping Taxpayers Resolve Problems With Unfiled Tax Returns

There are any number of reasons an individual or business taxpayer may fail to file a required tax return: Some taxpayers delay filing simply because they do not have the money to pay what is owed. Others put it off in an effort to avoid facing the reality of their financial situations.

Unfortunately, the IRS is unforgiving. Regardless of the reason for your failure to file, you may be liable for all of the following:

Penalties are generally higher for taxpayers who fail to file returns versus those who file and fail to pay the taxes owed. Any taxpayer facing this situation needs to take action and hire an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

Helping You Limit The Negative Consequences Of Unfiled Taxes

At Bucci Law Offices, our goal is to bring you into compliance with U.S. tax laws while making sure you pay the lowest amount of tax that you are required to pay. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable and experienced in handling issues involving unfiled tax returns. We will listen to you, advise you of your rights and options and counsel you as to your potential options, depending on your circumstances. Together, we will work diligently to find the most sensible way to file your taxes, limit your financial liability and avoid criminal penalties.

The Dangers Of Substitute Returns

If you do not file a tax return, the IRS may file a return on your behalf. This can lead to serious consequences. The IRS will base your "substitute for return" on information reported only by other sources, such as your W-2 and 1099s, not taking into account your true expenses, credits or deductions. Adverse consequences resulting from a substitute for return filing on your behalf may include:

  • Overstating your real tax liability by not giving you the benefit of exemptions or deductions that you may have otherwise been entitled to take
  • Assessing a tax due equal to the "overstated" tax liability calculated on the substitute for return, plus interest and penalties
  • Starting collection actions against you, which may result in placing liens or levies on property or bank accounts

Furthermore, taxes due from a substitute for return may not be dischargeable in bankruptcy.

For Unfiled Tax Return Help, Contact Bucci Law

From our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Bucci Law provides sophisticated and personalized legal assistance to domestic and foreign taxpayers facing complex tax issues, including unfiled tax returns.

Our goal is to handle your tax controversy skillfully and efficiently, providing you with the time and attention you deserve. Contact Bucci Law online, or call 954-900-9107 to get started.