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...who hopes he won't be carted off to jail over a couple hundred $$ in late taxes.

You will not be carted off to jail for a couple of hundred dollars. You will receive a letter for each tax year from your state and the IRS for appropriate penalties and interest.

A relative pushed not filing to the point where an IRS agent showed up at her door after her bank account was attached. All that took was filing the returns and setting up a payment plan for the remaining amount of taxes due.

Make certain that you keep copies of the returns. Returns not filed in the appropriate tax year are more likely to be lost by the IRS.

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