Sometimes the IRS will waive noncompliance penalties for taxpayers.
Examples of noncompliance include failure to file a tax return, failing to pay tax on time, and failing to deposit taxes when required. In order to have penalties waived, it is necessary to submit a Penalty Abatement Request to the IRS.
The grounds for penalty abatement are specific, but they are often granted to those with an otherwise clean compliance history. In reviewing your application, the IRS will consider whether you had reasonable cause – a sound reason - for not complying.
If you have been assessed penalties by the IRS, we can help you construct a Penalty Abatement Request. Please contact us to get started.