The United States may not have debtors’ prisons, but do not be fooled into believing that you will remain free if you owe the IRS a significant amount of money or if you owe the IRS smaller amounts of money for multiple tax years. We do not have debtors’ prisons here, but the IRS does have the right to put you in jail for failing to pay federal taxes and in some cases the IRS may move to do just that.
You May Be Able to Avoid a Jail Sentence for Outstanding Taxes
If it was up to you then you would simply tell the IRS that you are not going to jail, but it is not up to you. If the IRS is pursuing jail, or even threatening you with jail, then it you need to defend yourself so that you can avoid the consequences of going to prison. In order to protect yourself it is important to:
- Take the IRS seriously. Ignoring the IRS will not make your problem go away and may make you more likely to end up in jail.
- Get help. You have the right to contact an Oklahoma tax lawyer for help with the IRS.
- Remember what the IRS’ goal is even when it threatens jail. The IRS does not gain much by putting you in jail. Instead, the agency wants its money.
Jail doesn’t have to be inevitable, but you may have to fight to stay free.
Call an Oklahoma City Tax Attorney Today For Help
Your freedom is too important to gamble. Instead of trying to fight the IRS yourself, you may benefit from contacting an experienced tax lawyer in Oklahoma City who understands your rights and who has experience negotiating with the IRS. For more information, please call The Law Offices of Travis W. Watkins, PC today at 800-721-7054 to set up an initial consultation.
You can also learn more about your rights and about how to protect yourself from the IRS by downloading and reading a copy of our book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, which is available for FREE on this website.