Penalty Abatements

If you received an IRS notice seeking to assess a Penalty, contact an Attorney-CPA at Scharar Law Firm, PC to review the specific penalty IRS seeks to assess and to review your situation to see whether you are eligible for penalty abatement relief. A penalty abatement is a waiver of penalty. The most common grounds for penalty abatement are because you may have “reasonable cause” – a term further laid out in the IRS’ Internal Revenue Manual – that taxpayer’s can use as a basis for challenging their tax penalty.  Other penalty abatement relief may be available, however reasonable cause can include:

  • Demonstrating Ordinary Business Care and Prudence
  • Death, Serious Illness or Unavoidable Absence
  • Fire, Casualty, Natural Disaster or Other Disturbance-Reasonable Cause
  • Unable to Obtain Records
  • Mistake Was Made
  • Erroneous Advice or Reliance
  • Ignorance of the Law
  • Forgetfulness
  • Reliance on the written advice of the IRS

The seasoned professionals at Scharar Law Firm, PC can help you review your case to determine whether reasonable cause may exist as grounds for penalty abatement.  If reasonable cause grounds do not appear to exist, we can also evaluate whether other IRS penalty abatement grounds exist, including other statutory exceptions or other administrative waivers.

When you or your business demands the dual need for an accountant and an attorney, you shouldn’t have to pay for two different, high-priced professionals.  The Attorney-CPA’s at Scharar Law Firm, PC  combine the knowledge and experience needed to address the critical issues you face from both legal and financial perspectives simultaneously.  Contact us today to experience the power of the dual view.


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