Reasonable Cause for Penalty Abatement The IRS may grant penalty relief for reasonable cause based on all the facts and circumstances of your situation. This broad category of penalty relief can cover many different types of accidents or unexpected circumstances.
What is a Tax Penalty Abatement? Taxpayers with unfiled tax returns or unpaid taxes are often hit with the following IRS penalties: The failure-to-file penalty, which accrues at 5% of your unpaid taxes per month The failure-to-pay penalty, which accrues at 0.5% of your unpaid taxes per month
Bankruptcy and the IR Bankruptcy may temporarily delay collection activities by the IRS. However, some types of tax debt are not dischargeable in bankruptcy, so the IRS may be able to resume their collection efforts once the automatic stay is lifted.
Recovering Damages You may be able to recover economic damages if an IRS error ends up costing you money. However, the circumstances under which you can recover damages are quite limited.
What Exactly is an IRS Penalty Abatement? When the IRS slaps taxpayers with a penalty for failing to file or failing to pay their federal taxes, there are certain steps a penalized party can take to resolve their issues. One of these steps is known as “first-time penalty abatement.” What is the first-time penalty abatement… [Read More]
IRS Penalty Abatement And Reasonable Cause Being assessed a penalty by the Internal Revenue Service can be an overwhelming situation. Faced with potentially massive penalties a taxpayer’s financial future may seem bleak. Fortunately, there may be relief available. The IRS offers qualified taxpayers something called “penalty abatement.” But, what is and how is it determined?… [Read More]
Reasons for Requesting an Extension There are two major reasons taxpayers request a six-month extension to file their tax returns: • They waited until the last minute, and now they don’t have enough time to file their return. • They can’t afford to pay their tax bill. While the IRS will give all taxpayers an… [Read More]