Friday, May 27, 2011

IRS Problems -- Penalties and Interest -- Reasonable Cause Penalty Abatement


Abatement of Civil Penalties
Reasonable Cause

Flat Fee Tax Service, Inc. believes that if an IRS Penalty Abatement for reasonable cause is worth making - and a Penalty Abatement is always worth making - an IRS Penalty Abatement for reasonable cause is worth making correctly.

An IRS Penalty Abatement for reasonable cause that is submitted as a simple letter to the IRS requesting that your IRS Penalties and Interest be abated (eliminated/reduced) will not be sufficient. The truth is that the IRS receives millions of these simple IRS Penalty Abatement request letters from taxpayers every year and the great majority of these "simple letters" will be summarily rejected. An inexperienced taxpayer does not know what the IRS is looking for and how the Penalty Abatement petition needs to be constructed in order to be effective and receive your desired result.

The IRS is always looking to find any reason to collect more money from you. If you are inexperienced, you can be sure that the IRS will not be forthcoming with advice to help you. The IRS is the world's most powerful collection agency and is not known for their helpful advice.

The IRS receives so many sub-par abatement requests (simple letters) for IRS Tax Relief, that an IRS Penalty Abatement for reasonable cause that is done with thought and thoroughness stands out in a positive way.

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IRS Penalties and Interest will double your original IRS tax liability in approximately 3 years.

Can you afford this? Of course you can't. 

The IRS lists numerous situations in which IRS Penalties and Interest can be abated with reasonable cause based on your own unique situation.

What is Reasonable Cause?

The IRS considers Reasonable Cause for Penalty Abatement to be:

1. Ignorance of the Law (you must demonstrate you made a reasonable effort to learn the law though): An Error or Mistake was Made, but you must still show "due diligence, ordinary business care and prudence" had been exercised.

2. Forgetfulness, but you must still show "ordinary business care and prudence". Serious Illness, Death, or Unavoidable Absence.

3. Unable to Obtain Records. (Hurricane, tornado, incarceration, etc)

4. Incorrect Advice from a competent tax professional.

5. Incorrect Advice directly from the IRS, written or oral.

6. Fire, Casualty, Natural Disaster, Other Disturbance.


Decisions are made by the IRS on an individual, case-by-case basis, which is very encouraging for you.

Medical Reasons? 
Substance Abuse? 
Loss of Income? 
Death in the Family? 
Failed Business?

What Happened to You? Something happened.

The following information is excerpted directly from the Internal Revenue Manual, IRM 120.1: Reasonable Cause is based on all the facts and circumstances in each situation and allows the Internal Revenue Service to provide Tax Relief from an IRS Penalty that would otherwise be assessed. 

Reasonable Cause Tax Relief is generally granted when the taxpayer exercises ordinary business care and prudence in determining their tax obligations but is unable to comply with those tax obligations

In the interest of equitable treatment of the taxpayer and effective tax administration, the non-assertion or abatement of civil penalties based on Reasonable Cause or other Tax Relief provisions provided in this IRM must be made in a consistent manner and should conform with the considerations specified in the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Regulations (Treas. Regs.), Policy Statements, and Part 120.1.

The IRS Manual goes on to say that ANY REASON will be accepted as Reasonable Cause for a Penalty Abatement if it can be shown that you, the taxpayer, exercised ordinary business care and prudence and, despite that, was still not able to comply with your tax obligations.

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Flat Fee tax Service believes that an IRS Penalty Abatement petition for reasonable cause needs to be done correctly the very 1st time. You will have only 1 chance to get it right.

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1 comment:

  1. If you are not eligible and qualified for an IRS settlement through the Offer in Compromise program and you encountered problems that caused you to have these IRS problems, you need to look at filing a Penalty Abatement petition.


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