How to Prepare Returns for a Multiple-Year Non-Filer

Man staring at pile of paperworkThese clients might need a (gentle) push.

By Ed Mendlowitz
The CPA Trendlines Practice Doctor

It is not unusual to meet with potential clients that have not filed tax returns for many years.

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With these clients it is important to get them to understand the seriousness of their situation and that the sooner they comply, the greater the likelihood that the worst they would be subject to would be penalties for late filing and payment if they owe money.