|Originally posted by Formula88:|
Tell that to anyone ever imprisoned for tax evasion.
True, tax evasion can send one to prison but failure to file "under V/C" doesn't produce a document proving you owe tax or don't owe tax. A person can very well not owe tax on income and not bother filing which is still wrong.
Evasion comes into play when one deliberately enters wrong info on the return or hides assets, or "Cooks The Books", yada, yada.
Without a filed return, none of this can happen. Bottom line one would have to self incriminate themselves by sending in a false return to be evading taxes.
I agree he should come clean and figure out where he stands on taxes.
If I were in his shoes I would find a trusted friend familiar with filing a return and see where the ducks land. I would not trust some of the service providers that do taxes. They can very easily turn him in and claim the reward from the IRS.
Always think of a tax return as a Self Incriminating Document signed by ones self.
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