My taxes are old. Is there a statute of limitations?
6. My taxes are old. Is there a statute of limitations?
The Internal Revenue Service is prohibited from trying to collect on taxes that are more than 10 years old in most cases. In addition, there are a variety of statutes of limitation in existence to help taxpayers. Mr. Cohen always examines a case to see if the tax was assessed against the client after the assessment statute of limitation, and he investigates whether the IRS is attempting to collect after the expiration of the Collections Statute Expiration Date. Mr. Cohen’s extensive experience with the IRS informs him that the IRS cannot be trusted to calculate the statute of limitations voluntarily or competently, nor to inform a taxpayer when they are taking advantage of him or her in this area.
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