How to file IRS Returns if You’ve Lost Your Paperwork

You want to do the right thing and file the IRS returns for the past few years.   But you’re frozen with indecision because you’ve lost W-2 forms and 1099s. Failure to File IRS Returns is a Problem (and a crime) Yes, the failure to file tax returns is a Federal crime, but if you do it the right way, … Read More

Unfiled IRS Returns

You need to get all of your returns filed. The IRS won’t work with you until all of your returns are in. Some people may have misplaced records, due to moving or even floods and fires. Many people don’t realize this, but the IRS has all of your records. You can request a transcript to get all of your records. … Read More

Substitute for Return from the IRS–What is it?

An average of 900,000 Americans each year fail to file their federal tax returns.  So, what exactly does the IRS do in response?   Basically, the IRS has established the Substitute for Return Program to establish (“assess”) tax amounts owed by the non-filer, and to also calculate non-filing penalties and interest. A Substitute for Return (SFR) is a tax return … Read More

Gary Indiana Councilman Sentenced for Unfiled Tax Returns

Gary (Indiana) City Councilman Ronier Scott was sentenced to serve three months in federal prison for income tax evasion after a federal judge said Tuesday that the five-month term requested by his lawyer and prosecutors was too much. U.S. Magistrate John Martin also ordered Mr. Scott to perform 400 hours of community service. “Just being at home, that’s wasted time,” … Read More