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What will happen if I do not declare income from IRA

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What will happen if I do not declare income from IRA withdrawals in 2015? Is the IRS likely to pick up on my omission? Could I be prosecuted for tax fraud? Or will I simply be asked to pay the tax owed?
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 16 days ago.

Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions. Please give me a few moments to prepare your response.

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 16 days ago.

You likely received 1099-R for your distribution from your IRA account. The IRS will match this amount to your tax return. So the IRS is very likely to catch the omission. The IRS will send you a notice of the changes to your tax return. The IRS will detail the changes and whether the changes result in an increase or decrease to taxes. If there is an increase then additional penalties and interest will be added.

No you will not be prosecuted for tax fraud. This is an error. The intent was not to evade taxes. Besides, you will not be able to pay your taxes if you are in jail :)

The IRS will send you a notice asking if you agree with the proposed adjustment. If you agree, you can pay any amount that are due or set up a payment plan.

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 15 days ago.

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