Client Alert: IRS Expected to Aggressively Target Non-Filers

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recently released a report finding nearly 880,000 high-income non-filers cost the U.S. government more than $45 billion in lost tax revenue over the years 2014-2016. Now, Congress is demanding answers and action and, in response, the IRS is expected to divert resources to aggressively pursue such noncompliance. A taxpayer who has failed to timely file past tax returns or pay past taxes should take steps now to correct past noncompliance.