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Hello JA Customer,
It is very rare that the IRS ever pursues criminal charges against a taxpayer, even when back taxes are owed for many years. Criminal charges are basically only pursued when someone has demonstrated a clear attempt at intentional tax fraud by hiding money in overseas accounts and things of that nature.
If you have simply not filed and/or not paid your taxes in a number of years, the IRS will pursue you for collection of those taxes by placing liens and levies on any assets you own, but it is highly unlikely that would actually try to put you in jail.
Thank you JA Customer
I already answered this question in another thread. Please refer to the other question you posted.
Hello again JA Customer,
No, they do not get all of your pay. It depends on how much you make and what your filing status is. There is no way I could give you an exact amount or an exact percentage of how much they would take, but I can tell you that they do take a considerable amount -- it could be as high as 75% of your net pay.
Yes, they can. The IRS can garnish any type of benefits you are getting including unemployment, disability and SS benefits.