How do I prevent Back Taxes from building up?
By filing your taxes on time and paying your tax obligation in full, you will prevent Back Taxes from accruing. If you haven't filed a tax return, it is better to file it than wait to see if the IRS will find out, even if you know you can't pay your tax debt.
There are options for people who cannot afford to pay their tax debt in full. However, there are harsh penalties for failing to file. For example, the IRS can file your taxes for you if you haven't done so on your own which can eliminate your ability to claim deductions and thereby reduce your tax liability.
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