How can a IRS Penalty Abatement help? When the IRS assesses tax debt penalties, those penalties are added automatically to the taxpayer's account by the IRS computer system. Because of this, penalties are frequently added to a taxpayer's debt without taking his or her individual circumstances into account. And as you may have already discovered, IRS Tax Penalties can turn a fairly manageable debt into an overwhelming burden pretty much overnight.
A proper Penalty Abatement requires very specific wording and a solid understanding of the relevant IRS Code and Procedure. Even if you had a good reason for not paying your taxes on time, it is often extremely difficult to get these penalties removed without professional help.
In 2012, the IRS issued over $26,864,993,000.00 (that's 26.9 Billion Dollars) in penalties!
- Requesting a Penalty Abatement requires that you have a good reason. What qualifies as a good reason?
- It depends on the circumstances involved with your particular situation.
- The procedures for deciding who qualifies for a Penalty Abatement and for what reason seem to differ in each case.
- The best thing you can do is to request that the IRS abate your penalties by providing the circumstances surrounding your situation.
How Crest Tax Group Can Help
When a taxpayer decides to use the Crest Tax Group and they qualify for a Penalty Abatement, our goal is to help them get all of the penalties (and possibly some of the associated interest) either removed from the tax debt or refunded by the IRS. In order to do this, we show the IRS in writing that the taxpayer had "reasonable cause" for not paying the taxes and that he/she has shown "due diligence" and "no neglect" in attempts to repay the debt. We do this in the IRS's own language and apply the relevant sections of the IRS code directly to the client's circumstances, which then requires the IRS agent who reviews the case to drop or refund the penalties.