Generally speaking, the IRS has 10 years to collect past due income taxes from a taxpayer. This is the statute of limitations on tax collections. The statute of limitations begins to run when the taxes are assessed. However, there are many things that can stop the clock from ticking. For example, living abroad, filing a bankruptcy or filing an Offer in Compromise will at least temporarily stop the statute of limitations from expiring. Failing to file an income tax return delays the starting time of the statute of limitations. That means that the IRS will have more time to collect the taxes from you. Once their time to collect does expire, then the tax disappears and is no longer collectible. I can help you verify the amount of time, if any, remaining that the IRS may pursue collections against you.
Please contact me at 813.872.8787 to find out how I can help you fix your tax problem.