The first step in resolving a tax problem is to file any back tax returns which you owe and get you tax compliant. The IRS has little sympathy for those who owe back tax returns and often can not offer any type of penalty or interest abatement or an offer in compromise to anyone who owes back tax returns. In some cases the IRS may file a return on your behalf or assess the amount of back tax owed on a return. In these cases, we recommend having us prepare and file those returns for you. We have saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars just in this step alone. When the IRS files a return for you, they are not giving you deductions and credits which you are most likely entitled to.