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IRS Penalty Abatement

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Did you know that your unpaid IRS tax liability can double in about 4 years due to accruing penalties and interest? However, it is possible to avoid the interest on these penalties  partially or completely through abatement (elimination) based on just cause.

If you aren’t sure if you qualify for a penalty abatement, or you’re in over your head with business taxes, contact our team of highly qualified IRS tax attorneys who will fight for your rights. We’ve been successfully representing clients for over a decade and our track record speaks for itself. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.       

Eliminating excess penalties can help lift a huge financial burden off of you. Not everyone can qualify for a penalty abatement, and penalty abatement is not automatic, but it can be right for you if you can afford to pay at least 75% or pay the full amount of the tax liability. In order to qualify, you must convince the IRS that you are not responsible for the penalties.

The following is a partial list of qualifications for penalty abatement:

  • Business records were lost or destroyed.
  • Special circumstances led to a substantial drop in collecting on accounts receivable.
  • A transition in the business led to the failure to pay taxes.
  • You endured a civil disturbance.
  • A death or serious illness directly affected the business and/or personal wages.
  • Any embezzlement of funds, theft of valuable property, or identity theft.
  • There was alcohol or drug abuse that affected the business or wage earning capabilities.
  • There was a natural disaster that impacted you or your business.
  • You were wrongly advised by a CPA or IRS employee in making tax decisions and have reasonable documented proof of such consultation. This could have been a phone conversation, or written advice which you relied on.  
  • There was an IRS error.
  • There were circumstances that created substantial financial hardship, to the point where your business was near bankruptcy.
  • There were factors out of your control that had an influence on your tax debts. 


Filing for penalty abatement can be done one of three ways:

  1. Sending a written petition to the IRS stating your case and requesting a refund of penalties.
  2. Requesting an oral interview to state why you qualify for an abatement.
  3. Using the penalty abatement claim form provided by the IRS.

For any case where you are presenting evidence to the IRS, more documentation is always better. You must show that you have always exercised care for your businesses and assets.

You can substantially cut your tax liability and get your life back with the right IRS lawyers on your side. Strategic Tax Lawyers, LLP is headed by a former IRS attorney who represented the government for 8 years. Now he’s here fighting for the rights of clients just like you. There’s no one who has more qualified experience than our team. 

Contact us now for a free confidential analysis of your business accounts. (800) NOW-IRS-LEVY or (800) 669-4775.

Looking for more resources on IRS Penalty Abatement?  The instructions for the relevant IRS Form 843, Claim for Refund and a Request for Abatement, may be helpful to look into.  Google can help you find the answers to a specific state question.

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