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New Jersey Unfiled Tax Return Defense Attorney

Qualified Lawyer For Unfiled Taxes Assists Clients With Tax Penalties In Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, And Throughout South Jersey

Maybe filing your tax return simply slipped your mind. Or you thought you didn’t need to file a tax return. Or perhaps you missed the tax filing deadline because life is busy or you had an unexpected turn of events in your life. We get it. Every year, millions of Americans fail to submit a tax return. And while you may not be alone in failing to file your tax return, that doesn’t mean that it goes without penalty. In fact, if you have not filed your tax return and you owe taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will issue a Failure to File Penalty.  Whatever your reason for not filing a tax return, we are here to help. The New Jersey unfiled tax return defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio has in-depth knowledge of all the latest changes in federal and state tax laws, and our accomplished team is dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals with unfiled tax returns. The Law Offices of Michele Finizio works with you to address your unfiled tax return with the Internal Revenue Service and to provide solutions tailored to your situation. 

Experienced Defense Attorney Uses In-Depth Knowledge Of Tax Laws To Help New Jersey Clients Who Have Unfiled Tax Returns

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) publishes guidelines that outline the criteria for filing a tax return in the United States. Specifically, for the tax year 2021, individuals that fall into the following categories are required to file a federal tax return:

  • Single, below the age of 65, with a gross income that was at least $12,550
  • Single, above the age of 65, with a gross income that was at least $14,250 
  • Head of household under the age of 65 with a gross income that was at least $18,800
  • Head of household over the age of 65 with a gross income that was at least $20,500
  • Married filing jointly, with both spouses under the age of 65, with a gross income that was at least $25,100
  • Married filing jointly, with one spouse that is under the age of 65 and one spouse that is above the age 65, with a gross income that was at least $26,450
  • Married filing jointly, with both spouses age 65 or older, with a gross income that was at least  $27,800
  • Married filing separately, at any age, with a gross income that was at least $5
  • A qualifying widow(er) under the age of 65, with a gross income that was at least $25,100
  • A qualifying widow(er) over the age of 65, with a gross income that was at least $26,450

Questions about whether you are required to file a federal income tax return? Unsure of what to do if you did not file a tax return previously but think you should have? Contact the New Jersey unfiled tax return defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio to arrange a free consultation.

Skilled New Jersey Unfiled Tax Return Defense Attorney Assists Individuals Who Are Issued An IRS Failure to File Penalty

When you complete your income tax return, you calculate the amount of tax that was withheld, minus any estimated tax payments and allowable refundable tax credits, to determine if you overpaid on your taxes and are eligible for a refund, or if you underpaid on your taxes and you owe money. If you did not file your taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may send you a notice indicating that you owe a Failure to File Penalty which will be based on the length of time that your undue taxes have gone unpaid. 

The Failure to File Penalty amounts to five percent of the unpaid taxes for each month (or partial month) that the tax return is late, not to exceed 25 percent of your unpaid taxes. If it can be demonstrated that the individual has reasonable cause as to why they were unable to file their taxes, the IRS may remove or reduce some of the penalties. Penalties may also be disputed if there is disagreement regarding the amount that you owe. Dealing with the IRS is cumbersome and complicated; if you received notice of a Failure to File Penalty from the IRS, contact the skilled New Jersey unfiled tax return defense attorney at The Law Offices of Michele Finizio.

Failed To File Your Tax Return With the IRS? Get Professional Help With The Law Offices of Michele Finizio

New Jersey Unfiled Tax Return Defense Attorney

If you failed to file your federal income tax return before the deadline, don’t despair. 

Whatever the reason you did not file your income tax return, we are here to help. Missing W-2 documents, lost financial statements or confusion about whether you needed to file a return are all quite common scenarios. At The Law Offices of Michele Finizio, our skilled New Jersey unfiled tax return defense attorney and professional staff — including a former federal prosecutor with in-depth knowledge of tax laws — are dedicated to helping New Jersey clients who have unfiled tax returns. To learn more about how The Law Offices of Michele Finizio can help your case, schedule a free confidential consultation with our office.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Unfiled Tax Returns In New Jersey

Is there a time limit for filing a late tax return? Can I still receive a refund if I file my tax return past the deadline?

While there is no legal time limit for filing a tax return, you must file your return within three years of the original filing date to receive a refund.

What does it mean if the IRS issues a Substitute for Return (SFR)?

When an individual does not file a tax return, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may complete a “Substitute for Return” on the individual’s behalf. These SFRs typically assess the individual at a higher tax liability than they deserve. Consult with an experienced New Jersey unfiled tax return defense attorney if you have not filed a tax return within the previous six years.

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