It is not uncommon for individuals to fall behind on their US tax filing obligations, especially when residing outside of the US.
The good news is that it the IRS does offer a procedure to allow taxpayers to get back into compliance. This allows delinquent filers to submit outstanding tax returns for the previous 3 years and FBAR reports for the previous 6 without incurring penalties. This is known as the Offshore Streamlined Filing Procedure and certain conditions must be met to allow for use of this favourable filing regime.
Hansen Sweeney have a dedicated team that specialises in filing multi-year returns, bringing clients up to date where they have not filed for a number of years, both in the UK or US. We have helped many of our clients get back into compliance. Please contact us for further details and to find out if you are eligible to file under the streamlined procedure.