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IRS Tax Penalties

Abatement, or adjustment, of a tax liability means to reduce or change a tax, penalty, or interest. Most frequently, abatement refers to eliminating an assessed tax liability and adjustment references reducing or altering an assessed tax liability. If there is a reasonable cause for abatement or adjustment, the IRS may be willing to review the penalties which created a tax liability.

The IRS takes the position that a penalty should not be asserted if the taxpayer’s liability is as a result of reasonable cause, and not "willful neglect." Some frequent definitions of reasonable cause include: death or illness in the taxpayer’s immediate family, unavoidable absence, destruction by natural causes of the taxpayer’s residence, the taxpayer cannot reasonably obtain the records for liability determination, the non-filing was due to IRS error, failure by the US Post Office, failure by a competent tax advisor, civil disturbance, and others. Most frequently, the burden of proof resides with the taxpayer to prove reasonable cause.

If you need assistance with IRS tax penalty issues, contact us immediately to see if you qualify for relief: 1-800-455-6829.