PENALTY ABATEMENT

  • RS CAN ABATE PENALTIES FOR REASONABLE CAUSE”
  • MUST FILE FORM 843
  • PREPARE A DETAILED NARRATIVE;

REASONABLE CAUSE CAN ICLUDE:

  • DEATH OR SERIORS ILLNESS IN TAXPAYER’S FAMILY
  • UNABLE TO OBTAIN RECORDS;
  • RELIANCE ON ADVICE OF TAX PROFESSIONALS;
  • WRITTEN OR ORAL ADVICE FROM IRS;
  • IRS ERROR;
  • APPEAL IF UNSUCESSFUL

ADUIT RECONSIDERATION

  • CLIENT WAS ASSESSED BY EXAMINATION;
  • TIME TO APPEAL HAS PASSED;
  • REQUEST AN AUDIT RECONSIDERATION
  • PREPARE A LETTER AND ATTACH SUPPORTIN DOCUMENTS.

TAXPAYER ADVOCATE’S OFFICE (TA)

FILE FORM 911

  • THE TA CAN USE A TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE ORDER (TAO)
  • MUST SHOW ‘SIGNIFICANT HARDSHIP” T RECEIVE ASSISTANCE.
  • ATTACH A DETAILED STATEMENT

TA CRITERIA TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR ASSISTANCE:

  • ARE SUFFERING OR ABOUT TO SUFFER A SIGNIFICANT HARDSHIP;
  • ARE FACING AN IMMEDIATE THREAT OF ADVERSE ACTION;
  • WILL INCUR SIGNIFICANT COSTS;
  • WILL SUFFER IRREPARABLE INJURY OR LONG TERM IMPACT;
  • HAVE EXPERIENCED A DELAY OF MORE THAN 30 DAYS;
  • HAVE NOT RECEIVED A RESPONSE OR RESOLUTION BY THE DATE PROMISED.

NON-FILERS AND GETTING THEIR TAXES FILED.

  • ORDER TRANSCRIPTS
  • DETERMINE WHAT WAS UNFILED;
  • COMPLETE RETURNS BASED UPON THE BEST AVAILABLE INFORMATION;
  • ATTACH A STATEMENT THAT THE RETURNS WERE BASED UPON ESTIMATES; THAT THE CLIENT DOES NOT HAVE ALL THE DETAILS OF THE YEARS, TRANSACTIONS AND THAT THEY HAVE BEEN PREPARED TO THE BEST OF THE PREPARER’S ABILITY.

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