The IRS Is Making House Calls
That unexpected knock at your door could be the IRS.
Do not be mistaken. A house call by the IRS is not like a house call made by a doctor in the good old days of yore. On the contrary. This unannounced IRS visit will be to those people who have an income of $100,000 or greater who have not filed a tax return in 2018 or previous years. Many of these are small business owners.
Those who can expect a visit from an IRS Revenue Officer should not be surprised. The IRS has been sending them letters via snail mail and have not had a response. Starting this month, the IRS anticipates making about 800 visits in the first two months and then thousands more throughout the year.
If you are pretty sure you’re on the IRS home visitation list, there is no time like the present to be proactive and contact my office or the office of another reputable tax resolution attorney to help you solve your problem. You simply cannot hide from the IRS forever. You eventually will have to face them and the music that comes with non-filing (which, by the way is a criminal offense).
If you’ve been filing and have been hiding income, you may also be on that list. And rest assured, the IRS has ways of sniffing it out like a hunting dog. The IRS can sniff out unreported income and earnings through third-party reporting sources, including your employer, your bank or brokerage, and small businesses that pay you.
The IRS will not be setting a date for their home visit. They will just show up. So, you can be proactive, or you can prepare a song and dance routine and try to otherwise distract them when they show up. It won’t work though. The IRS is going all out to collect what is owed to them.