Category Archives: Unfiled Tax Returns

Back Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Ericka in the TaxQuips Forum. She tells us, “I owe $39,000 in back taxes. I  have to file 2 years’ returns  to  be  in  compliance  with  the  IRS, then I  can  try  for  an  offer  in  compromise.  My  question  is,  would  filing  chapter  13  be  better?  I  don`t  have  any  dependants;  and  […]

IRS Problem Resolution Day

Today TaxMama wants to give you some pointers on how to use the IRS Open House days effectively. People write to us with IRS problems all the time. I wish I could solve them all for you. But, generally, the only way to solve your problem is for you to take action. Here’s your chance […]

Unreported barter can get you into trouble…

(This is a true story. None of the names will be real to protect confidentiality.) Once upon a time, a very nice fellow came to our office and begged for help. Steve sheepishly admitted that he hadn’t filed tax returns for about ten years and the Internal Revenue Service was a bit unhappy with him. […]

Unclear on the Concept

Today TaxMama needs to explain the purpose of the Taxpayers Advocate Service, based on  a misconception expressed in the TaxQuips Forum.  Peter says his problem is in the hands of the Taxpayers Advocate. So he’s just going to sit back and wait for them to take care of everything.

2008 Self-Employed

Today TaxMama hears from Aaron in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to know. “Can  I file taxes for 2008 on my own? If so what forms should I use? I was self employed and didn’t file an extension.” http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/year-old-taxes Rita Lewis replies to Aaron. Rita is an Enrolled Agent in Connecticut. She says, you can […]