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how many years can the IRS go back on unfiled taxes

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how many years can the IRS go back on unfiled taxes
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Thank you for using justanswer. Generally, the IRS has a 10 year statute of limitations when it comes to collecting back taxes, but they can renew that time frame for another 10 years if they apply before the first statute runs out. Please see below: (you will need to copy the web address & paste it into your web browser)

http://www.irstaxattorney.com/statute.html

I hope this helps.
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