Three Common Questions Asked by Advisors of Non-Filing Taxpayers


Lawyers in every area run into clients who admit that they have not filed their tax returns. Among the many questions raised by this information are the following three, which come up nearly every time. This outline gives lawyers a 10,000 ft. perspective on each.

I. What happens when a taxpayer doesn’t file a tax return?

II. Can the IRS collect a taxpayer’s unpaid taxes from more than 10 years ago?

III. Is tax-related information provided by a client privileged?...

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Topics:  Attorney-Client Privilege, Confidential Information, Income Taxes, IRS, Penalties, Tax Returns, Work Product Privilege

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Tax Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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