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Unfortunately, the IRS does not offer assistance in preparing returns. They may answer questions you may have, but they will not take the time to sit down and help you fill the forms out.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you don't want to try to fill it out by yourself you will need a tax preparer. You can get an Enrolled Agent or CPA - you should be able to find someone who will be reasonable with the price
You want someone to quote you a price for all 16 years.
Okay that is what I thought do you believe there will be penalties for not filing?
If you owe no tax, then there will not be significant penalties
However, if you do owe tax the length of time that has stretched on your penalties and interest could be significant
For that reason alone, I would go with a tax preparer ... in the end they can tally up what you owe and if it's significant perhaps work out a deal with the IRS either through installment payments or something to that effect.
Okay one more question I have been a Mexican citizen for the last 7 years. Do I still need to file US taxes even though I do not live in the US and I am a Mexican citizen
If you are a US Citizen, yes
You have to file a return regardless of your other citizenship
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