The IRS is asking me to prove my kids live with me. What do I do?

The IRS is asking me to prove my kids live with me. What do I do?

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Q: My taxes were under review for months, not audited. I sent them everything they asked for and it’s not enough. Their saying I will get nothing back because nothing I sent them proves my kids live with me. What should I do? My kids always lived with me and I been claiming them their whole lives. I have to send them a response or more proof by next week or I get nothing.

A: Dear Friend after speaking to you and determining your low income status I have two suggestions. The first is Maryland as well as most states have a low income tax clinic. Our clinic is called the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers. They can be reached at 410-547-6537. I feel you may be a good candidate for their services and may meet their income requirements for assistance. Also available in most states as well as for IRS matters is tax payer advocates. You can obtain their help by filling out Form 911 Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance. I believe these two entities can provide you a wealth of information as well as possible assistance.

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I’m currently unemployed and I have 3 years of unfiled taxes.

Q: I’m currently unemployed and I have 3 years of unfiled taxes. How can I get these filed and how can I get this tax lien removed from the Federal and State?

A: Hello friend, this is a great question. In order for you to file previous tax returns we find it best to start with ordering a transcript. Luckily after a long hiatus, the IRS transcript taxpayer version is back up and running. Using your IRS transcripts to file old tax returns helps you get a full picture of what information the IRS will be looking for on that return. As for a tax lien, this requires an additional conversation with follow up questions please call our office at 410-727-6006.

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Is it possible to file past years’ taxes from the 90s and early 2000s?

Q: Is it possible to file past years’ taxes from the 90s and early 2000s? How can I get the IRS off my back, they have attached a lien on my pay?

A: Hello friend, in short yes. It is possible to file taxes from the 1990s and early 2000s. However, your question is more complex. First, if you are referring to the IRS it may not be in your best interest to file taxes that are older than six years. This determination of filing needs more investigation. If you are referring to Maryland State Tax Returns, there is no statute of limitation and you will probably have to file those older years. This can be done using your transcripts, Form 4506-T, and requesting information via the Freedom of Information Act. However, you may need an attorney to guide you through the process of removing the lien, becoming compliant, and getting the IRS off your back.