Starting on or about April 15, 2011 I was hospitalized on a few ocassions and could not or forgot to file my state and federal income taxes.
In October 2011 I was in a serious car accident that totaled my car. I sustained some injuries that took a couple of months to heal. Before I felt strong enough to inquire about my car, I was told by the towing company my car had already been taken to a junk yard. All my 2011 tax statements were in the car and I lost them too. I was told by the towing company the car was long gone and I did not owe any fees. Much later I received mail from a collection agency
that I owed the towing company $1300, but that is another issue.
I applied for an extension with the IRS
but was denied because I applied too late. I did not know what to do and became overwhelmed by all the debt that has been building up for a few months. When it came time to file my 2012 taxes I just could not figure it out by myself and I could no longer afford a tax service.
Since I hope to file for bankruptcy, should I contact the IRS myself, should a bankruptcy lawyer contact the IRS, should I get letters from the hospitals and doctors for the IRS?
I'm overwhelmed that the IRS won't understand or care about what a difficult time I have been having.