Client Alert: IRS Targets High-Income Non-Filers

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it is increasing enforcement efforts targeting high-income taxpayers who have failed to file tax returns. The IRS has hired additional enforcement personnel and stepped up the use of analytics to identify high-income taxpayers who may have high tax liabilities, even if they are not considered high-wealth individuals. IRS revenue officers across the country plan at least 800 face-to face unannounced visits with taxpayers who received income in excess of $100,000 during a tax year but have not filed tax returns for 2018 or previous years.