Legal Question in Credit and Debt Law in California

Is there a statue of limitation regarding bill collection? I received a notice from our accountant who states we did not pay for a 2007 individual tax return ammendment. They are asking for proof of payment sent. My bank was taken over in 2009 and I don't have old checks lying around. Am I obligated to pay this bill?

Asked on 10/25/13, 5:10 pm

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Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

The statute of limitations on bill collection does not apply to the IRS. Generally the IRS has three years, but sometimes six, and if you amend a return, they have three years from the amended return, or six. So if you filed your 2007 taxes in 2008 and then filed an amendment any time after 10/25/2010, they are within the limitations period for sure.

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Answered on 10/25/13, 5:29 pm


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