Frequently asked questions.
Form 14653 is a form you sign to certify that you’re eligible for the program, that you’ve filed the appropriate FBARs, and that you were genuinely unaware of your filing obligation.
Typically, this can take up to 6 weeks. Some of the time needed might be for our tax advisors to prepare the previous year's returns. Still, in many cases, additional time is necessary for you (the taxpayer) to gather the appropriate records from current and prior employers, financial institutions, and other institutions.
No. Your initial contact with the IRS should be your completed streamlined package.
Yes, some of the reasons include if:
- The IRS has contacted you first (initiated a civil examination)
- You willfully/knowingly failed to file
- You’ve made a submission to the OVDP.
Working with us means you get the expertise you need. You can get caught up on back taxes yourself or with an expert.
Filing with a tax advisor for past-due returns includes a tax consultation and assistance in assembling and mailing your IRS Streamlined packet. Or, you can do your own filings, and we'll guide you through the steps and review your return, assemble, and mail in your paperwork.