If I want to apply for family home care but my mom hasn’t filed income tax for 12 years, will we get in trouble?

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If I want to apply for family home care but my mom hasn’t filed income tax for 12 years, will we get in trouble?

She has Social Security and survivor benefits.

Asked on November 20, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your mother made below a certain amount per year, she may not have needed to file. Yes it will be an issue if she has not filed for 12 years and that will impact family home care applications. You should immediately meet with a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and see what can be done to negotiate this matter with the IRS.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Just because your mother has not filed income taxes for the past twelve years you will not get in trouble with respect to the application for family home care. However, she should consult with a tax attorney so that she can get her tax filings up to date.


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