File Back Tax Returns
IRS upgrade their sophisticated system every year and improves their methods of identifying delinquent tax filers. The IRS is becoming very skilled at finding non-filers and back tax returns. Even if they have not found you yet, they will, and you may face very serious consequences if you continue to ignore the situation. There is an urgency to filing back tax returns and to take matters at hand before the IRS and/or state tax authorities choose to do so.
If you have unfiled tax returns, the clock hasn’t started on your statute of limitations. That means that the IRS can seek your unfiled returns six years from now, 15 years later, 30 years later and so forth. In other words, there is no statute of limitations to go after your back tax returns. The statute of limitations clock doesn’t start until you file your return.
The IRS may send you a notice requesting that you file a delinquent tax return. They may take several years to inform you that they haven’t yet received your tax return. The IRS will eventually notice that you haven’t filed a tax return and will pursue you for any associated back taxes. The IRS does not forget. The IRS does not go away.