LEGAL GUIDE
Written by attorney Mary Elizabeth King

How long does the IRS have to collect back taxes from me? Will I owe this for the rest of my life?

The IRS has 10 years to collect back taxes from you. Note, this is 10 years from the date of assessment, not 10 years from when the tax returns were originally due. So, you will not owe this for the rest of your life.

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