The Internal Revenue Service and State Taxing Agencies will file a return for a taxpayer if the taxpayer hasn’t filed and income was reported under their identification number.
All of a sudden you receive a balance due notice for a tax period three years prior and you don’t understand where the assessment is coming from. This is an extremely common issue. The IRS and State Taxing Agencies will file a return for you if you have not filed. They simply take the income that was reported under your social security number and tax you at the highest rate. What this means is none of your expenses or deductions will be taken into consideration, your return will be filed as Married Filed Separate if you are married or as Single if you are not. Read more »