Will the IRS tell me if I qualify for the abatement of any of my tax penalties?

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The IRS is unlikely to tell you that you qualify for the abatement of any of your tax penalties, even if you quality for such abatement. When assigned to your case, the IRS agent’s job is to maximize the amount of money that you pay. Thus, the IRS agent may not tell you that you qualify for certain abatement programs or exceptions.

Instead, you are going to need to educate yourself and, if appropriate, apply for an IRS tax penalty abatement. Generally, you may qualify for a penalty abatement if you had reasonable cause not to pay your taxes. For example, if you failed to pay taxes in 2011 because of the lengthy illness and death of your spouse, or if you failed to pay taxes because of your own medical emergency, then you need to communicate that to the IRS. The IRS may not lower your tax bill, but it could forgive your penalties.

You do not have to go before the IRS on your own. Instead, you have the right to contact an experienced Oklahoma City tax lawyer for help with your outstanding tax issues. Our lawyers will work hard to get you the fair and just recovery that you deserve if you are having trouble with the IRS.

Please contact our Oklahoma tax lawyers today for more information. We can be reached via this website or by calling 800-721-7054. We also invite you to read our FREE book, The Ultimate Survival Guide for IRS Problems, for more information about how to manage your outstanding tax problems.