Filing tax returns is difficult and often stressful. Arguably, the only thing even more stressful is getting contacted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or New York Department of Taxation and Finance with questions about your return.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can impose harsh penalties for those who fail to pay their tax obligations. Stories of the government agency sending people to jail and taking away property abound. But when can the government use these extreme measures and are these severe penalties common? This piece will answer these questions.