If I just received IRS notices for “overdue taxes” from11 and 12 years ago, are the outside of the statute of limitations?

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If I just received IRS notices for “overdue taxes” from11 and 12 years ago, are the outside of the statute of limitations?

Asked on December 3, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, Alabama

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you received notices recently from the Internal Revenue Service about overdue taxes from a filed tax return going back over 10 years ago, there is a very good chance that the Internal Revenue Service may be barred from claiming the amount owed assuming you declared all income in those years.

If you did not, there is a possibility that the claim for overdue taxes may be time barred. Since tax issues are a complicated matter, I suggest that you consult with a tax attorney or your accountant about the recent notice that you just received to discuss the best way to proceed in responding to it.


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