Tax Law:

Failure to File Tax Return

Willfully neglecting to file tax returns is a criminal offense. For every year an individual fails to file their tax return, they face one year of jail time. If you have not filed your tax return, there are ways to remedy this situation. However, the sooner you act, the more likely you are to avoid criminal charges. To speak with a tax defense lawyer about your unfiled tax returns, fill out our free case review form on the right.

If you are facing criminal charges because you failed to file or pay your taxes, there are several defenses that may be used in your case. For instance:

  • You did not knowingly fail to follow federal tax laws
  • You did not willfully fail to file your tax returns
  • Any noncompliance occurred after the six-year statute of limitations

Illness, injury or other mitigating circumstances may also be valid defenses in a failure to file case.

If you are facing criminal charges or are under investigation due to unfiled tax returns, speak with an experienced tax attorney who has in-depth knowledge of tax controversies and the best defenses in these situations. Our tax defense lawyers are currently offering a free legal consultation to all individuals and businesses who failed to file their tax returns, so do not hesitate to contact us today by filling out the form on the right.