When I was young and stupid a few years ago, I took a job that I thought was salary originally with properly handled taxes (W-2) and whatnot and it ended up being a 1099 contracting gig that wasn't communicated properly. I was overwhelmed by the tax burden because I was unprepared for it and didn't pay my taxes for that year.
Out of fear and not having enough money to do much about it, I kept putting off and putting off the payment of my taxes so that I'm a few years behind now. I'm in a much better place, financially, and believe I can handle the burden of "back paying", so to speak, the taxes that I owe to the Government and I WANT to fix this screw up. I just don't know how to go about doing it. I lost the 1099's from the company I was working for and they dissolved, so I can't really get them back.
What can I do and how should I go about fixing this problem?