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There are many others in similar situations. Not being current on your tax filings is not the end of the world. The good thing is that your situation is fixable. To start, you will need to request your wage and income transcripts from the IRS. These transcripts will show income and other information reported to the IRS relating to you. After the transcripts are received, simply file the past due tax returns. There will likely be penalties such as failure to file and failure to pay penalties if you owe tax. Note that if you were due a refund from any year prior to 3 years ago, you have forfeited that refund.
I work with clients in your situation regularly. I will send you an additional services request to discuss this matter more in detail with you.