Penalty / Interest Abatement

What is Penalty / Interest Abatement?

This occurs when penalties and/or interests are eliminated, and the taxpayer is only responsible for the original balance of the tax debt. A taxpayer will face penalties for either not filing or paying taxes on time.

This will occur in cases where the IRS considers the taxpayer’s liability as a reasonable cause and not willful neglect.

Reasonable cause includes the following: death or illness of an immediate family member of the taxpayer, unavoidable absence, destruction by natural causes of a 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 many more.

They fall into four categories: Reasonable Cause, Statutory Exceptions, Administrative Waivers and Correction in Service Error.

However, the burden of proof lies with the taxpayer to prove their reasonable cause.

How Does It Work?

A taxpayer can request to get a penalty or interest abatement by filling out the IRS Form 843. Which is also known as a “Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement.”

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