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Help! I have not filed required Federal Tax Returns – What Should I Do?



With every new year comes new responsibilities, including filing taxes or an extension prior to the April 15th deadline date. Life happens and before you know it, you may have missed the deadline to file your taxes or to file an extension.

What happens next?

Tax Terminology: Filing Compliance

Meeting all your tax obligations for years in question. This includes filing of returns and satisfying taxes due by payment or settlement.

Filing Background and Actions

Fast forward a few years and the IRS is sending you notices saying you are missing required tax returns that need to be filed or else they will commence action. This is not an uncommon scenario for a taxpayer to see and can even occur in situations where a taxpayer has mailed a paper return and the IRS claimed they never received it.

In most cases, the IRS deems a taxpayer in “filing compliance” if they have filed the past 6 years of required returns. For example, a taxpayer would currently be considered in filing compliance if they have filed the 2016-2021 tax returns and were required to file them. Being in compliance is important because it not only keeps the IRS from filing returns on behalf of you (we will discuss more below) but if you owed balances for any years, you would need to be in filing compliance to enter into several types of IRS resolutions. We discuss below the common instances taxpayers may find themselves in when they are missing required unfiled returns and how to resolve these issues.

The State of Illinois is significantly harder on compliance than the IRS, so we will deal with those requirements later in this guide.

Filing past Federal returns with little to no documentation

Documentation is very important when accurately preparing tax returns, especially when it comes to Schedule C items and calculations on the 1040 return. Often times, taxpayers may not have the documentation to prepare a 2019 tax return when it is currently 2022. Fortunately, the IRS provides options and resources to obtaining specific documentation to help prepare the missing tax returns.

  • Wage & Income Transcript – The IRS has a department you can call to obtain your Wage & Income Transcripts for that year. These transcripts will include any income that was reported to you during that tax year.
  • Account Transcripts – The IRS also allows you to contact them to obtain Account Transcripts. This can also be a very helpful resource, especially with self-employment individuals or 1099 individuals who made Estimated Tax Payments during the missing return year.
  • Bank Statements – Even if you do not have specific receipts, you may be able to go to your bank and request bank statements for the tax years to help you determine deposits/expenses. This is an extremely helpful resource when you have a Schedule C business and have a business bank account that reflects the expenses/deposits you are trying to claim.
  • Contact your Employer – You may also be able to contact your previous/current to obtain income information to help prepare the tax return.
  • Contact a Tax Professional – Contacting a tax professional may be a helpful route to take when determining if you have obtained enough documentation to be able to accurately fill out and file the tax return.

After the above documentation has been obtained, you can go to or call 800-TAX-FORM to get the required tax forms and instructions for how to file. According to the IRS, it takes them approximately 6 weeks to process accurately completed past due tax returns.


Help! Can I use estimates to prepare my tax return?

While IRC Section 6001 requires taxpayers to maintain adequate records to support the items listed on their tax returns, when taxpayers do not have complete documentation, they often use estimates when filling out their tax returns. According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, tax prepares are generally allowed to use estimates when preparing tax returns when there is no specific statutory requirement regarding documentation. However, the taxpayer has the responsibility to provide the estimated data. For situations with W-2/1099 income information, it is best to call the IRS to obtain a Wage & Income Transcript in order to avoid potential audit triggers. An issue that comes with using estimations when filling out tax returns is the chance that the IRS may review your tax return and select it for audit.

The IRS has provided discretionary guidance on using estimates to prepare tax returns when little to no documentation exists. This guidance, The Cohen Rule, pertains to certain business expenses and has been used as a defense when the prepared tax return was selected for audit examination and the taxpayer must prove the amount of the claimed deduction. It applies when a taxpayer can show that an expense was incurred but does not have the adequate documentation to reflect the exact amount incurred. The Cohan Rule does have limitations and does not include any items that are listed in Section 274(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, which includes expenses pertaining to business travel, entertainment expenses, and gifts

Therefore, while estimations can be used, a taxpayer needs to be aware of potential audit triggers. That is why it is important that if you use estimations, to base them off as much documentation as you can acquire. For example – if you claim $25,630.00 for tools on a Schedule C. If you do not have any receipts/invoices, it would be beneficial to go through your business bank statements for the year and highlight any transaction where you are certain it was for tools on the statements. Another example would be if you claimed Car & Truck expenses and needed to provide a mileage log – you could look at bank statements to show where your transactions occurred at to help you figure out the work miles you completed for that day.

Don’t let inadequare records cause a failure to file.

Am I required to file Form 1099/Other Information Return?

If you are self-employed or a small business and made a payment during the tax year in question or received a specific payment, you may be required to file an information return. If you also incurred contract labor income and did not receive/lost your 1099, you can also contact the IRS to obtain a Wage & Income Transcript for that year. Account Transcripts can also be obtained and can show any Estimated Tax Payments you made for that year.

If a taxpayer, as part of a trade or business, made any of the types of payments listed below, you will need to file the following information return(s)

  1. You will need to file Form 1099-NEC for each person you paid at least $600.00 during the tax year if –
  2. If it was services performed by someone who is not your employee
  3. Cash payments for fish or other aquatic life from anyone engaged in the trade or business of catching fish
  4. Payments to attorneys
  5. Form 1099-NEC is also required for each person from whom you withheld any income tax under the backup withholding rules ($600.00 threshold does not apply here).
  6. You will need to file Form 1099-MISC for each person to whom you paid during the tax year in the following situations –
  7. If the payment was for at least $10.00 in lieu of Dividends or Tax-Exempt Interest (Box 8)
  8. If the payment was for at least $600 in rent (Box 1), Royalties (Box 2), Other Income (including prizes and awards)(Box 3), Federal Income tax withheld (Box 4), Fishing boat proceeds (Box 5), Medical & Health Care Services (Box 6), Crop Insurance Proceeds (Box 9), Gross Proceeds paid to an Attorney (i.e. settlements)(Box 10), Fish purchased for re-sale (Box 11), Section 409A Deferrals (Box 12), Excess Golden Parachute Payments (Box 13), and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation (Box 14).
  9. You will need to file other miscellaneous 1099 returns in the following situations:
    • File Form 1099-INT for interest on a business debt to someone
    • File Form 1099-DIV for dividends or distributions to a company shareholder
    • File Form 1099-R for any distributions from a retirement of profit or from an IRA or insurance contract
    • File Form 1099-K for payments to merchants/entities for payment card or third- party network transactions


If a taxpayer, as part of a trade or business, received any of the types of payments listed below, you will need to file the following information return(s) –

  1. Form 1098 –Payment of mortgage interest or reimbursements of overpaid interest from individuals
  2. Form 1099-S – For the sale or exchange of real estate
  3. Form 1099-B – If you are a broker and sold a covered security belonging to a customer
  4. Form 1099-MISC – If you made direct sales of at least $5,000.00 of consumer products to a buyer for resale anywhere other than a permanent retail establishment

You are not required to file informational return(s) for the tax year in question if one of the following situations applies –

  1. You are not engaged in a trade or business
  2. You are engaged in a trade or business and
  3. The payment was made to another incorporated business and was not for medical or legal services or
  4. The sum of the payments made to the person or unincorporated business is less than $600 in one tax year


Help! I ‘ve been filing late and received an IRS Notice about Filing a Substitute for Return

While there is a risk of being audited from filing tax returns, there is also risk of IRS involvement when taxpayers do not file their required federal tax returns. The IRS may select a year that a taxpayer has not filed a return and file a Substitute for Return (“SFR”) on behalf of the taxpayer. SFRs are based on information that has been reported from your employers, banks, etc. The SFR will have a filing status of either Single or Married Filing Separately which results in the SFR not including any exemptions/credits/deductions. This can create a very large balance for taxpayers and also will include penalties and interest.

When the IRS starts the process of submitting an SFR for that year, they will send out notices, normally first with a CP2566. If a taxpayer receives a CP2566, they will usually be provided time to submit an original return to the contact information listed. If the deadline passes, taxpayer will then receive a CP3219N – Notice of Deficiency that will provide you 90 days to file your past due tax return or petition tax court. If the 90-days passes and no return has been submitted nor tax court has been petitioned, the SFR will be posted on taxpayer’s account. If that occurs, the taxpayer can still submit the original return by submitting it as an SFR Reconsideration.

It is crucial for a taxpayer to start obtaining as much relevant documentation/information as possible to prepare an original return when they receive the SFR notices. It can often be a much longer process to correct when the SFR has been filed and the tax return needs to be submitted as an SFR Reconsideration. It is also very important to submit the requested original tax return to the address it tells you to submit it to on the notices. If you submit it to a different address not listed, it may be lost and will extend the process even longer.

Do you need to hire an experienced attorney to fix your unfiled tax returns for the IRS or Illinois?

If you are facing a challenging tax situation with the State or IRS, it is always a good idea to talk with an attorney who knows the rules. In this case, if you are unable to complete your tax return on your own, or have a complex tax issue you may need to seek professional help.

However, it is not a requirement that you hire an experienced attorney to fix your unfiled tax returns for the IRS or Illinois. You can complete your own tax return by following the instructions on the IRS website or the Illinois Department of Revenue website.

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Related Questions

How long can Illinois collect back taxes?

By law, Illinois treats unfiled returns very similar to tax fraud. f you commit fraud or fail to file taxes, then the State has unlimited time to collect the past due liability.

Once a liability has been imposed, the State’s time to collect is limited to generally between 2 years to 20 years depending on when the following action(s) occur:


  • A lien isfiled against your property.
  • judgment was entered in the State’s favor.
  • Personal penalty assessed if it was a business debt.
  • Illinois uses another enforcement actions.

The amount of time they have starts from when the tax liability is deemed assessable,

How long does the IRS have to collect on unfiled taxes?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has a 10-year statute of limitations on collecting unpaid taxes. This means that the IRS can attempt to collect on unpaid taxes for up to 10 years from the date they were assessed. After 10 years, the IRS is no longer allowed to take any action to collect the unpaid taxes.

There are some exceptions to this rule. For example, if you file a fraudulent tax return or don’t file a return at all, the IRS has an unlimited time period to collect any unpaid taxes in theory. In practice, however, we’ve seen the IRS generally limit their collections to the past six years of required tax filings.

If you’re facing a tax debt that you can’t pay, it’s important to understand your options and rights. You may be able to negotiate with the IRS to set up a payment plan or reduce your tax debt.

What happens if I don’t file my taxes illinois?

If you don’t file your taxes in Illinois, you may be subject to a number of penalties. These can include late filing penalties, late payment penalties, and interest on the unpaid tax balance. In addition, the Illinois Department of Revenue may also seize your assets or place a lien on your property. If you’re facing any of these penalties, it’s important to file or contact a tax professional as soon as possible to help you resolve the issue.

How do I fix a tax levy from the State of Illinois?

IDOR may levy your bank account, wages or another asset. To fix a State levy, it is best ot enter an agreement if you cannot pay the back taxes in full. Contacting the state or a tax professional is a must unless you simply want to pay the debt in full via levy. That may sound odd but some people allow this to happen.

Will the IRS work with you on unfiled taxes?

While the IRS does not complete returns on behalf of taxpayers, they generally will give you time to complete returns in a case of failure to file. If proceeding without professional help, you often are best served contacting the IRS and explain your situation. The IRS will then review your case and determine a timeline for completing required filings. If you owe taxes, the IRS may be able to give you a payment plan. If you don’t owe taxes, the IRS generally allows three years to file.

Whether using a tax attorney or not, the sooner you contact them, the better. The longer you wait, the more difficult it may be to get the IRS to help you.

What happens if I file my taxes late?

According to the IRS, about 20% of taxpayers don’t file their taxes by April 15 each year. If you filed an extension, you have until October 15th before triggering any failure to file action.

There are a few things you should know if you’re in this situation and have not filed an extension. First, it’s important to file your taxes as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more interest and penalties you’ll owe. In fact, if you don’t file your taxes within 60 days of the due date, you could be facing a late filing penalty of up to 25% of your unpaid taxes.

If you can’t pay your taxes in full, don’t panic. The IRS offers a few payment options that can help make things more manageable. You can set up an installment plan, for example, which allows you to spread out your payments over time. There are also a few other options available if you’re unable to pay your taxes in full.

Whatever you do, don’t ignore your tax situation. The sooner you take care of it, the better off you’ll be.

What if I owe an amount I cannot afford to pay?

If you cannot afford the amount you owe, don’t panic. Both Illinois and the IRS have a options available.

If you’re not able to pay your entire tax bill at once, you may be able to set up a payment plan with the State or IRS. There are a few different types of payment plans available, and the best option for you will depend on your individual circumstances. You can find more information on payment plans on the tax authority website or by speaking with a tax attorney or professional.

If you’re struggling to pay your taxes, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. The IRS and Illinois may have a program that can help you get back on track. Call us for a free attorney consultation. (312) 345-5440


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I contacted The Tax Defenders last week and Colleen, who I immediately felt was trustworthy, took my information and promised a follow up call the following week. She contacted me exactly at the time she had scheduled and went through four scenarios that could apply to my situation. There was only information provided and no pressure to engage any further with them. I really appreciate that aspect - had there been ANY pressure to move to a next step, I would have felt uncomfortable. Based on my financial situation, I could not enter any of the programs she outlined but again, there was no pressure and no condescension about what maybe I 'should' be doing. I really appreciated the information she provided and going through my options with me. She made herself very available for my questions and discussed each in depth. I will definitely go back to The Tax Defenders if and when my situation changes to the point where I think someone can help on my behalf.


“Thank you again Mr Bergman”

After my conversation with you this morning, honest to God, I feel like my burden about the IRS was lifted off my shoulder. I'm so pleased and feel that I can trust you and your firm, Please accept my deep appreciation and thanks for helping me. From now on I know where I can find my solution. Thank you again Mr Bergman. I will definitely introduce Your team and yourself to some of my friends who have the same problem as mine. Thank you so much.

Jenny P. - North Las Vegas, NV

“Derek was very helpful”

The Tax Defenders shared information with me that I had not heard from other tax help companies or the IRS. I found that my tax bill, which I cannot pay on the fixed income of a widow, will be written off after 10 years. I had planned on having my children pay this when I leave this world. Derek was very helpful, spoke in language I can understand (not "legalese"), and invited me to call anytime I had a question. The fact that there is a "former" Marine in this company caught my eye. Thank you for the good news!


“Tax Defenders is a great place to start to remedy your situation”

I spoke with Derek and had a lot of questions about my tax situation with the IRS. He spent about 30 minutes with me and answered all of my questions. I really appreciated his time, knowledge and advice. I'm going to have the Tax Defenders do a case review with the IRS and see if they can be of service in resolving my tax bill responsibility. The consultation and case review is without charge and I could not be happier with their service at this point in the game. If you owe taxes to the IRS and have any questions about your obligation I feel the Tax Defenders is a great place to start to remedy your situation.

Mike L. - Eastsound, WA

“Very helpful!”

Very helpful in answering some preliminary questions regarding the process and possible options available.

Rob - Midlothian, VA

“Thanks George!!”

Spoke to George this morning about my tax problems. I hung up feeling liberated. He was straight forward and gave me some good advice. He could have strung me along and taken my money - but he didn't. I appreciate him for that!! Now I know what I need to do. Thanks George!!

Fernando H.

“My experience with the Tax Defenders is positive!”

My experience with the Tax Defenders is positive. They were very responsive, knowledgeable and tried to turn around a solution in just a few days after gathering all relevant information and communicating with the IRS on my behalf. Although they were not able to find an immediate solution for my situation they made proper recommendations and provided me with an exhaustive overview of my options.

K. A.

“I would highly recommend this group if you have any tax issues that need to be resolved.”

I have a severe tax issue and I needed to have some questions answered. George with The Tax Defenders explained all of my options to me at no charge because they could not do anything with my case at this point. He explained that if anyone said they could help me, they are just after my money as my situation could not be resolved right now. I appreciated the help and honesty. I would highly recommend this group if you have any tax issues that need to be resolved.

John W.

“The Tax Defenders firm are honest and trustworthy tax advocates”

I contacted The Tax Defenders regarding a tax lien issue. I selected them because of their A+ BBB rating, and they were also reasonably close geographically. The representative, George was both knowledgeable and professional. In just a few short questions, he determined that there was no way that a tax firm could help me with my situation. Then he went further and explained some alternative courses of action. Because he didn't take advantage of my situation (which he could have) to obtain a fee, I am convinced that he and The Tax Defenders firm are honest and trustworthy tax advocates.

Williandres S.

“George is very professional”

I recently had the great pleasure of working with George and The Tax Defenders on my IRS situation. George is very professional, knowledgeable, reliable, trustworthy, and of course comes back with winning positive results for the taxpayer. George is super to work with, always returns calls super-fast, and follow-up calls are at the exact time promised. I wish everyone the same awesome business relationship and positive resolution as I had the pleasure of receiving working with George. And of course I will always recommend George to anyone needing these types of services.

Teresa C.

“I would recommend them to others for sure.”

I recently had a problem with the IRS and contacted The Tax Defenders for advice. I was pleasantly surprised with the initial phone call. A patient person with obvious knowledge of the IRS took the time to listen to my story, and then gave me some helpful advice about how to proceed. Surprisingly he did not encourage me to proceed with hiring the firm at this time, but they are going to be my pick if needed. I would recommend them to others for sure.

Mark M.

“Thank you for having integrity.”

After receiving a mailing in regards to helping me solve my tax issues, I contacted The Tax Defenders. I had the pleasure of talking with George Diversiev. In staying true to the "no hype" approach, which is what caught my attention and motivated me to contact them, he asked pointed questions and told me up front that because of my situation, he would not be able to save me much more than what it would cost me to use their service. Although, I was disappointed, I was at the same time appreciative of his candor. It is a quality people are starving for in today's institutions. Thank you for having integrity.

M. L.

“I would not hesitate to contact George and his team!”

George was extremely knowledgeable and helpful from the moment we connected. He was very forthright and honest yet he did not pass judgement on how I got to the point of needing tax resolution assistance. I was very impressed with his industry knowledge and appreciated his preliminary guidance. Should the need arise to reconnect with The Tax Defenders in the near future, I would not hesitate to contact George and his team!

T. T.

“I have had an excellent relationship with The Tax Defenders.”

I have had an excellent relationship with The Tax Defenders. Derek and Colleen have been working with me to solve my tax issues with the IRS. Thus far they have been vigilant and expedient in their efforts and communication with me as to their plan and the status of the situation. They have treated me with respect, and have given me the assurance that they will represent me with integrity and empathy for my situation. I'm confident that they will represent me with the utmost concern and will work very hard to bring about the best possible results for my case.

T. S. - Yahtehay, NM

“Professional and considerate”

The Tax Defenders were very professional and considerate. They were able to give us the advice we needed in a friendly and timely manner.

L. P. - South Jordan, VT

“Kudos to all the great foks over at The Tax Defenders”

Thank you Tax Defenders! Kudos to all the great folks over at The Tax Defenders. I had questions and concerns about my tax situation and they were able to address all of the issues I brought up in a very friendly and professional way. I am giving them a 5 star recommendation.

S.R. - Bakersfield, CA

“Fast, informative and understanding”

I was very happy with the advice I received. The Tax Defenders were fast, informative and understanding. I would recommend them.

A. A. - St. Louis, MO

“The Tax Defenders was FABULOUS!”

Everyone knows how stressful dealing with the IRS can be. It has definitely been the most trying time of my life. I couldn't sleep at night and my world seemed like it was turning upside down. I contacted The Tax Defenders and from the moment I spoke to them I knew I was in caring, professional hands. The knowledge and the experience of this entire firm is impressive to say the least. They are organized, speedy, tough, informative, and extremely compassionate during a time when you need all of these qualities. My case, after many, many years, is settled and I couldn't be happier. The Tax Defenders was FABULOUS! If you need help, contact them. You will be extremely happy you did.

T. C. - Naples, FL

“Best option!”

After researching my situation, The Tax Defenders promptly got in touch with me to discuss my options. Turns out my best option was to continue with the agreement I already had. They did not try to push me into doing anything that they would profit from and I appreciated their honesty.

A. B. - Hickory Hills, IL

“Very wonderful to discover an honest firm”

I desire to thank The Tax Defenders and George Diversiev for their prompt, kind, and most of all honest review of my Tax Lien situation. Very wonderful to discover an honest firm with people dedicated to honesty rather than just profit for themselves. Even though they were not able to assist in my situation, they quickly explained the legal ins and outs to me in a clear and understandable way, rather than attempting to bleed me out of meager resources. I am happy with their advice and assistance.

R. H.

“Your honesty was refreshing!”

I talked to two dozen firms that claimed to be able to lower the amount of taxes I owed by up to 90% and have the tax lien removed from my house. The Tax Defenders were the only firm that didn't try to sell me anything and didn't ask for money up front. After reviewing my case they were honest enough to tell me that there wasn't anything that could be done. The lien couldn't be lifted and, because of my low income, I wouldn't qualify for any of the other tax reduction programs. Thanks George, for answering my questions and confirming my suspicions. Your honesty was refreshing.

John Y.

“They are “THE REAL DEAL “”

I was so glad I called the Tax Defenders. They are "THE REAL DEAL ". No doubt they are there to help no matter what. I was so worried, but they made me feel so comfortable talking about all my IRS concerns. They guided me to make the best decision and I was very impressed. Thanks so much. It meant a lot to me how sincere and caring you truly are.

B. M.

“I was impressed with his professionalism and honesty”

I recently called The Tax Defenders (TTD Tax Inc) with several questions regarding possible resolutions to my outstanding federal taxes. I spoke with Mr. Derek Bergmann for approximately 1 - 2 hours. He provided outstanding advice that made sense. He did not try and convince me to pay any monies and then provide NO service. More importantly, he was an attorney - not an office rep reading from a script. I was impressed with his professionalism and honesty. I will contact Mr. Bergmann again if needed in the future.

T. C.

“George was a respectable and knowledgeable”

The Tax Defenders was a helpful corporation that put our minds at ease. George was a respectable and knowledgeable person when we explained our situation. He listened to every worry and explained every step we would be going through. If you need advice on a tax situation you should call this firm.

M.P. - Mapleville, RI

“I thank you Derek!”

I like how honestly Derek Bergmann explained how The Tax Defenders could help me with my taxes I owed to the IRS. He is knowledgeable & knows what he’s talking about. It was a great relief to me that he and this company would go out of their way to help settle my taxes. I am thrilled with him & this company and would recommend them to anyone. I thank you Derek and am looking forward to working with you on my taxes.

M. A. - Vancouver, WA

“This is a very reputable and trustworthy business”

The Tax Defenders were different from the very beginning. Their initial contact postcard was straightforward and didn’t use the scare tactics that many of the other firms that contacted me had used. And of course I threw the “scarers” into the trash immediately. When I called The Tax Defenders, I spoke with George Diversiev and he listened very carefully while I explained the tax situation in which I found myself. He was very straightforward, asking me a couple of key questions and then informing me of what they could accomplish for me. He also pointed out the fact that it would take a much longer period of time than the six weeks which I had available before the closing of the sale of my house. Although they couldn’t resolve my immediate problem, I appreciated their honesty and the fact that they did not ask me to pay money ($3,500-$5,000) up front (which others had asked for) knowing that nothing could be done in the six week time frame. This is a very reputable and trustworthy business.

C. H.

“I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to resolve tax issues”

I received information from The Tax Defenders about a potential issue with my taxes. I decided to give them a call based off of the useful information provided in their pamphlet. They did not disappoint. I spoke with Derek for a few minutes about the situation and he quickly got to work on helping me. He let me know that they would do some research on what was going on with my account, and then present me with a few options on how to proceed. From the initial call to now, Derek has helped me to easily understand the issues I was dealing with and my options for resolution. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking to resolve tax issues.

V. S. - Tustin, CA

“I was pleasantly and professionally supported by The Tax Defenders”

I was pleasantly and professionally supported by The Tax Defenders, especially Kelly and Jillian who went above and beyond my highest expectations. My biggest mistake in this whole process was not calling The Tax Defenders sooner and that mistake cost me nearly $8,000. The IRS Officer who was assigned to my case used aggressive collection efforts in an attempt to collect over $60,000 and immediately placed a levy against my Social Security retirement for $1,039 a month. The bottom line is that I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome and I would like to offer my sincere congratulations and thanks for a job well done. Thank you!

M. B. - Crossville, TN

“Kelly was very professional, honest and credible”

The staff (Kelly in particular) provided me with some invaluable and free advice. She was very professional, honest and credible. Most importantly, she illustrated her personal care and integrity for her profession and the company where she works.

G. S.

“Honest and didn’t try to persuade me to purchase their services knowing it would just waste my money.”

I spoke with George D. at The Tax Defenders. He was very helpful and kind to me. Even though he was unable to help me with my tax situation, at least he was honest and didn't try to persuade me to purchase their services knowing it would just waste my money. Thanks for your time and the help that you were able to provide me.

John C

“They eased my fears and offered many solutions to my problem”

I have had an amazing experience with The Tax Defenders. Finding out you owe the IRS money is scary and The Tax Defenders were there for me. They answered phones within one ring and thoroughly and knowledgeably answered all my questions promptly and satisfactorily. They eased my fears and offered many solutions to my problem. I would highly recommend them to anyone with any tax IRS questions. They are definitely the experts !!

S. R.

“The Tax Defenders are the best thing that happened to us”

The Tax Defenders are the best thing that happened to my husband & me besides our children being born. They made an Offer in Compromise on our behalf to the IRS & we went from owing the IRS over $45,000 to $3,000 thanks to The Tax Defenders. They sure know their business. Each person that we spoke to was so nice, caring, and showed real interest in our case as if ours was the only case they were working on. We would recommend The Tax Defenders to anyone.

Rex B.

“The Tax Defenders handled my case professionally and efficiently”

The Tax Defenders handled my case professionally and efficiently with a very positive resolution. I appreciate that they were honest and candid about my desired outcome with my tax problems. They told it accurately and directly when I hoped to get amplified results like you read online from some other companies. My outcome turned out extremely well. While nobody likes dealing with the IRS, it is nice to have a competent company in your corner. Bravo Tax Defenders. You did a great job.

J. L.

“With one phone call, and in 15 minutes, they clearly explained my options, even though they were not able to help me. Who does that???”

I have spent hours and hours with Tax Recovery firms promising to get my tax burden reduced to a fraction of what I owed, even though I communicated I had already tried with other firms. The pursuit is relentless with some of those guys; and there seems to be little concern for taking on work and not being able to deliver. In the end, none of them were successful in abating my tax debt even $10. The Tax Defenders were very different; I received a letter in the mail from them indicating I had received a Tax Lien recently and that I should call them to discuss options. With one phone call, and in 15 minutes, they clearly explained my options, even though they were not able to help me. Who does that??? No cost tax advice! So, if you have tax problems and feel like you need help, start with The Tax Defenders. You will get nothing but the truth from competent people who know the law and how to use it to your best advantage. If I'm ever in a position to use their services, I won't hesitate; I don't trust the other pay-to-play firms.

Keith K.

“It was awesome how they took care of everything and worked with my finances. They were able to resolve 100% of the money owed. I am glad that I called them.”

I was worried when I received the notice about the amount owed and quickly reached out to TheTax Defenders. It was awesome how they took care of everything and worked with my finances. They were able to resolve 100% of the money owed. I am glad that I called them.

Patricia A.

“I want to thank all of you for everything you’ve done for me. I’m finally clear of this hanging over me for a long, long time.”

I want to thank all of you for everything that you’ve done for me. I’m finally clear of this hanging over me for a long, long time. I now feel like I can proceed with my life… I will never forget you all for it. Thank You.

Paul R.

“I would recommend you to anybody else who needs help with their income tax problems”

I would like to thank George and his staff for helping me out and working with me on my IRS problem. Oh man! You just don’t know how much of a relief (it is) for me to know what had just happened when I got through talking with George and The Tax Defenders. I would just like to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for making my day and helping me with this bad situation. I would recommend you to anybody else who needs help with their income tax problems. Thank you again.

Danny S.

“I really, really appreciate it. I would recommend them to anyone, to anyone.”

They’ve pulled me through so many things, I will forever be grateful to them. I owed $63,000 in taxes when I contacted The Tax Defenders. My debt was reduced to $465. I really appreciate everything they’ve done. I really, really appreciate it. I would recommend them to anyone, to anyone. They’ve helped me through every process. In every way they have done this. Thank you so much, that’s all I can say to them. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Gail C.