5 Ways to Solve Delinquent IRS Tax Returns
It can happen to the best of us… we have the best of intentions, but just have not been able to submit our past taxes to the IRS. Once you get behind, it is sometimes difficult to figure out the best way to solve this mounting problem. To keep the IRS from coming and knocking at your door, consider your options for a proactive approach to solving your tax problems.
1. Make a plan to complete all incomplete tax returns.
The best and easiest way to keep the IRS from coming after you for not submitting or paying your taxes is to submit your returns. It is much wiser NOT to wait to hear from the IRS about your delinquent tax returns. Even if you submit late, you are better off than waiting to hear from them.
2. Consider seeking help.
One option for individuals who are behind on their taxes is to seek the help of a tax professional or a tax firm. Very often, a professional can review all of your documentation, compile your information and put it all together to submit to the IRS quickly and painlessly. You might be surprised to learn that often times, those who are late submitting their taxes actually are due a REFUND. At the very least, you might be surprised to learn that you owe much less than you expect!
3. Pull together your documentation
Once you submit your back tax returns, you will want to be sure that you have all back-up documentation at your fingertips. The IRS will be looking closely at your return and may be in touch with questions or for copies of W-2s, etc. Protect yourself by having these materials ready!
4. Develop a plan to pay your taxes
If you find that you owe the IRS money, you will need to come up with a plan to pay the IRS in a timely fashion and protect yourself from liens, levies and other investigation. Again, a tax firm can help with this and can even negotiate a monthly payment plan if needed.
5. Look ahead, not just behind
While much of your focus in this process has been on the past and on your delinquent taxes, you should also take this opportunity to look ahead and assess your tax situation so that you can avoid future problems.
When you are ready to submit your back tax returns, remember that you must submit on paper and it is wise to mail them in separately (by year) and send via certified mail.
If you are ready to solve your tax problems and would like help to make the process as easy as possible, contact Success Tax Relief. Our full service tax team has a proven track record of success dealing directly with the IRS on behalf of our many clients. We have experience submitting back taxes and helping our clients strategize about payment plans and future tax planning. Give us a call today at 1-877-958-6638 and get moving in the right direction toward freedom from your tax problems!