So this year my attorney had filed my taxes but then COVID happened and he was sick/out of the country but in reality the online forms were never submitted. He finally hand mailed them in the month of November. Now the amount that is pending is around 4k+ due to fines which I am okay to pay but there is an ongoing background check and I am scared this would show up.
My question is:
- Does late taxes show up as a negative point on your background check?
- Should I wait and contest my taxes or pay them upfront given my situation?
The taxes are limited to NY state tax alone, other federal were submitted.