Quick Answer: Why Doesn’t The IRS Do Your Taxes?

Why doesn’t the IRS do your taxes?

Because the IRS doesn’t actually know how much you owe.

It is your civic duty to asses your own liability and pay the taxes that you owe.

The IRS only collects those taxes.

When it comes to the law, the IRS’s job is to investigate and prosecute tax evaders, not to enforce tax compliance — that’s your job.

Is the IRS still doing tax returns?

The tax-filing deadline is still April 15, but the IRS will waive penalties and interest on tax payments for 90 days. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on Tuesday that Americans who owe taxes can defer their payment for 90 days, interest and penalty free, up to $1 million.

How do I get IRS to do my taxes?

The number to call is 800-908-9946. Order by mail. Complete and send either Form 4506-T or Form 4506T-EZ to the IRS to get one by mail. Use Form 4506-T to request other tax records: tax account transcript, record of account, wage and income and verification of non-filing.

Does the government know how much you owe in taxes?

Use the IRS’s handy online system

You’ll be able to see your payoff amount, the balance for each tax year that you owe, and up to 24 months of payment history. Your account balance will update no more than once every 24 hours and usually overnight.