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Category: Penalty Abatement

When Seeking Penalty Abatement, What Qualifies as Reasonable Cause?

If you are facing penalties from the IRS for paying or filing your taxes late, you have some options to get those assessments removed.  Reasonable cause is one method to getting penalty abatement. Learn more about reasonable cause and how to qualify for it.

Is There Any Way to Avoid Paying FBAR Penalties?

Avoid FBAR Penalties

You may be able to avoid paying FBAR penalties if you qualify for a delinquent FBAR submission or the Streamlined Compliance Procedures.  These voluntary disclosure methods eliminate or reduce your tax penalties while getting you into reporting compliance. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Key Insights We Will Discuss:  The qualifications for a delinquent FBAR submission or the Streamlined Procedures. The… Read more »

What to do if You Have Unreported Bitcoin Income

Unreported Bitcoin Income

You may need to amend your tax returns and pay additional taxes, penalties, and interest if you have previously unreported Bitcoin income.  If you fail to take action, the IRS may audit your returns as part of its Virtual Currency Compliance campaign.

How to Get Rid of IRS Tax Penalties

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  You may be able to get IRS tax penalty relief simply by asking for it. If you meet the criteria for first-time penalty abatement (FTA), reasonable cause penalty relief, or other types of penalty relief, you will need to submit a request to the IRS in order to have your penalties reduced.

How Hiring a Tax Resolution Attorney Will Benefit You

how hiring a tax attorney will benefit you

  It is the right of the IRS to seek payment for debt you owe to the government, but it can be difficult going up against the IRS alone. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to take advantage of knowledgeable, experienced, and professional tax attorneys. Not only will you receive expert guidance, but it could… Read more »

What’s Considered Reasonable Cause for Penalty Abatement?

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.

3 Types of IRS Penalty Abatement

tax penalty relief

  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 In addition, you’ll be charged interest… Read more »

How Bankruptcy Affects IRS Collections

bankruptcy and the IRS

  Bankruptcy and the IRS 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.

How to Recover Damages for an IRS Error

Recovering damages from IRS

  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.