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What is Penalty Abatement and How Does it Work?

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Are you late filing or paying your taxes? Are you concerned about penalties? Has the IRS contacted you about late taxes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.  Late filing or payment of taxes typically causes severe penalties from the IRS.  However, certain circumstances can cause the IRS to… Read more »

How to Reduce Your Payroll Tax Penalties

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Failure to submit payroll taxes to the IRS can result in penalties against you and your business.  If you have a valid reason as to why the taxes were not paid, the federal agency may consider waiving or reducing your penalties.  With the guidance of your tax attorney, you can try to get your penalties… Read more »

Reasonable Cause Qualifications for IRS Penalty Abatements

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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. Key Insights We Will Discuss What is reasonable cause? How to… Read more »

Know Your Legal Options for When You Discover Unfiled Tax Returns

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Every year you are required to file a tax return with the IRS.  Failing to do so can have numerous consequences, from penalties to criminal charges. Learn more about what you can expect if you have unfiled tax returns, what options you have, and how a tax attorney can help. Key Insights We Will Discuss… Read more »

What are Criminal Penalties for Tax Preparers?

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As a tax preparer, you can face stiff criminal penalties for falsified tax documents.  When the IRS notifies you of a potential penalty, it’s important to take the right steps from the beginning – including contacting a tax attorney. Learn more about what types of issues can get you in trouble with the IRS, what… Read more »

What Are the Penalties for Tax Fraud?

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The IRS can assess several different types of penalties for tax fraud, including the following: Civil tax fraud penalty Fraudulent failure to file penalty Criminal penalty for filing a fraudulent return Criminal tax evasion Willful failure to pay estimated taxes Trust fund recovery penalty Penalty for willful failure to file Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs)… Read more »

What’s Considered Reasonable Cause for Penalty Abatement?

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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

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  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 »