Here’s what happened. it’s dumb but true.
Situation: I was working on DoD job and took another. Was going to transition but instead wound up working both jobs for two years.
Tax forms: I put all my tax forms for work, student loans, 401Ks, etc. in a folder. Anything that arrived in the mail, I put there. In January of one year I scanned all documents and sent them to my CPA for tax filing. I should’ve double-checked, what I didn’t realize was that one of the jobs decided to stop sending by mail and made it available online. I didn’t catch the notification, nor did my CPA.
A few months later the IRS says I owe a few thousand. No problem, I send the money without thinking. Then the next year they send me another form, only then do I realize my mistake.
I paid the money in full, no problem there. But after getting a refresher on clearance reinvestigations I realize I should’ve said something to my FSO, or someone. Normally I’m a person who keeps his head down, does the job and generally stays within the lines.
This is not an issue of criminality, I assume the government knows everything and I like to follow the rules so that I can live my life without hassle. Now I’m wondering how this will go. I made an error–I double-check to confirm I have ALL forms for taxes now–and i don’t want this biting me in the butt.