What about tax amnesties?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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In an effort to encourage those who have not filed tax returns, or have underreported income, a number of jurisdictions occasionally grant amnesty, agreeing not to criminally prosecute individuals who file late, provided they own up and get back into the system.

One warning: if you have not paid your taxes even once, you should consult with a tax attorney. Even if the federal government may be offering an amnesty on federal income tax owed, your state may not be. A qualified attorney will help you avoid any rude surprises that may befall you in your efforts to get back into the tax system.

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