Could you go to prison for not filing a tax return? Yes. Not filing a tax return with the IRS is punishable by one year in prison for each year you fail to file.
Bay Area Tax Attorney Steve Moskowitz explains to KGO 810 what and what not to do when facing a criminal charge regarding your taxes.
According to Moskowitz, these cases can get particularly tricky with both civil and criminal aspects, so you will want to enlist the help of a tax attorney with experience in both fields. After you have selected your trusted attorney, it is important to only confide in them. Remember anyone from your accountant to your own mom can be called up on the stand to testify against you!