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.
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]