Charles T. Dillon  Maryland Tax Attorney   (410) 321-7696


In my many years of practicing tax law, countless clients have called me after the IRS contacted them about their unfiled IRS tax returns.  There are many good reasons for them to be nervous about being considered “non-filers” by the IRS.  The legal consequences for not filing your IRS tax returns can be very severe, both criminally and civilly.  Being an IRS “non-filer” is a very serious matter and you must do everything possible to become compliant as soon as possible.

Criminally, by not filing your IRS tax returns you may be committing a federal crime, punishable by up to $25,000 and/or one year in federal prison for each year of unfiled IRS tax return. The IRS criminal investigation division investigates IRS tax return “non-filers” as well as prosecute these cases.  Examples of recent IRS criminal investigation cases originating from someone having unfiled IRS tax returns are:

Civilly, the IRS may also assess against you both the failure-to-file penalty and the failure-to-pay penalty.  

  • IRS Failure-to File Penalty:  The IRS penalty for filing your tax return filing late is usually five percent (5%) of the unpaid taxes for each month or part of a month that your IRS tax return is late. This IRS penalty will not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) percent of your unpaid taxes.

  • IRS Failure-to-Pay Penalty:  The IRS penalty for not timely paying your taxes is ½ of one percent (1%) of your unpaid taxes for each month or part of a month after the due date that the taxes are not paid. his IRS penalty will not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) percent of your unpaid taxes.

When you have an unfiled IRS tax return, the IRS will many times initially contact you by sending one of the following letters:  IRS Notice CP 515, IRS Notice CP 516, IRS Notice CP 518I and IRS Notice CP 515B.  ​

I haven’t been filing my IRS tax returns.  What’s going to happen?

Unfiled IRS Tax Returns

  Experience You Can Trust

Hiring the right tax attorney, especially an affordable tax attorney, to help resolve your IRS tax problems can mean the difference between "financial life or death." Charles Dillon is an internationally recognized tax attorney, who stands apart from all other tax attorneys in Maryland. For nearly 20 years, clients from all corners of the globe have hired him for his tax resolution services. In fact, his professional achievements have been recognized by world leaders, high level government officials and the media. When you hire Charles Dillon to help resolve your IRS tax problems, you are hiring a tax attorney with a vast amount of legal experience solving complex IRS tax problems. He understands the stakes are very high.

​502 Baltimore Avenue 

Towson, Maryland 21204, USA
Phone: +1 (410) 321-7696

Talk first to a tax attorney before confiding in your accountant anything about your IRS tax problems!