February 27, 2020

The IRS has Contacted Me About Past Years Taxes. What Should I do About Filing and Paying my Current Tax Debts?

The IRS and Georgia DOR offer payment plans and payment reductions because they want to recover money and because they want you to become a compliant taxpayer.   If you and your attorney are engaged in negotiations with the IRS or Georgia, it is almost always a good idea to file current returns and to pay current obligations.

By demonstrating your intent to fulfill your current filing and/or payment obligations, you will improve your chances at securing a reasonable payment deal for prior years.

If the taxing authorities have not caught up with you and you are concerned about “waking a sleeping dog,” you should speak to a tax problem resolution lawyer sooner rather than later.  The IRS and/or Georgia DOR will catch up with you eventually and your options are usually better if you make the first move to contact them.

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Jonathan Ginsberg

Attorney at Ginsberg Law Offices
Attorney Jonathan Ginsberg helps taxpayers work out negotiated settlements of tax debt with the IRS and Georgia Department of Revenue.

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