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I never filed my 2005 and 2008 taxes for the federal govt

I never filed my 2005...
I never filed my 2005 and 2008 taxes for the federal gov't or the state of New Yrok. what are the ramifications of not doing so? also, i wanted to check on why i never got a refund from the federal government for my 2012 taxes. is there a number i can call to get a live IRS rep. thanks
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Hello! I am a CPA here to assist you with your tax questions. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

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First things first, if you did not file a federal or state return, the statute of limitations does not apply so the IRS or New York could come back at any time and assess tax for those years

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If you file, you start the statute of limitations

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Also, if you were due a refund you have lost the refund now because it's over 3 years since the return was due.

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If you owe tax, you will owe penalties and interest on top of the tax due.

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To talk to the IRS, you can call 1-800-829-1040. There's a lot of automated stuff on that line, but I have been able to get through to an actual person using that number.

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New York has assessed a tax for those years 2005 and 2008 for which my friend has not filed a tax return. by filing the return can she get the assessment reduced or eliminated?

Thank you for your follow up. Yes, by filing the return she can get her assessment reduced to the actual tax that she owes, and eliminated if she owes no tax.

Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX me know if you need anything additional

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