Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipes

Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipes

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Actor Wesley Snipes went to jail for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns. This should be a cautionary tale to any American or United States resident who has not filed his or her federal income tax returns for two years or more.

Although the referral of a non-filing case to the IRS criminal investigation division used to be extremely rare, in recent years it has become more common. The tax lawyers at The Pappas Group have represented thousands of taxpayers who, because they could not pay the tax, interest and penalties due on their delinquent tax returns, chose not to file those returns and thereby converted a simple debt-collection matter into a criminal tax matter.

If you have not filed your tax returns, contact us and we will get you back in good-standing with the IRS and negotiate a one-time IRS settlement or long-term IRS payment plan with the IRS for you to pay your back taxes. Continued procrastination greatly increases your chances of being investigated by a Special Agent from the IRS’s criminal investigation division. That’s the last thing you want.

About Peter Pappas

Peter is a tax attorney and certified public acccountant with over 20 years experience helping taxpayers resolve their IRS and state tax problems.

He has represented thousands of taxpayers who have been experiencing difficulty dealing with the Internal Revenue Service or State tax officials.

He is a member of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Bar Association and The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court, the United States Supreme Court, U.S. District Courts - Middle District of Florida