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IRS Statue of Limitations

Statute of limitations is a time period that is set by law, after which its expiration a legal claim may no longer be enforced. These time limits are strictly enforced, although, under specific circumstances, they may be tolled. That is, the statute of limitations time period may be paused due to certain legal events, and not counted towards the deadline. There are specific Statute of Limitations on IRS claims- therefore, the IRS may not pursue collection of debt, or assess additional interest or penalties, if the Statute of Limitations has expired and has not been tolled. Further, if the SOL has expired, the taxpayer may not collect a refund on those monies. There are different time periods, or Statues of Limitation, for assessment, refund or collection.


Top Denver tax attorney skillfully understands IRS Statute of Limitations issues.

The IRS may be past the deadline to collect on your back taxes. Call our Denver tax attorneys at 303-618-2122 to discuss your case.

The general rule is that the IRS has three years to audit you, although in some circumstances the IRS has six years to file an audit. In some cases, the IRS may ask you to sign a waiver extending their SOL. This may or may not be detrimental to your case: it is important to consult with a tax attorney before signing any paperwork from the IRS. Gantenbein Law Firm's Denver tax attorneys will advise you of your SOL in your case.


Generally, there is a ten year Statute of Limitations on IRS collections. Again, however, this time period may be tolled or extended, depending on the specific legal circumstances of your case. Consult with a Denver tax attorney to determine the SOL in your case.


There is no Statute of Limitations for civil tax fraud: the IRS can come after you for civil tax fraud at any time.


Of course, there are always exceptions to the general rules of Statute of Limitations. A knowledgeable tax attorney will ensure the applicable and correct Statute of Limitations for your case.


Statute of Limitations are complicated legal issues. It is prudent to contact our Denver tax attorneys if you have any questions regarding the SOL on your tax issue.


You can contact Gantenbein Law Firm's Denver tax attorneys at 303-618-2122.

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