IRS Penalties & Abatement
Two of the most common IRS penalties are:
- A Failure to File Tax Returns
- A Failure to Pay Taxes
Although it is exceedingly rare to remove the penalty (or penalties) that results from a failure to pay your taxes, it is still possible. The real opportunities to remove the penalty is when there is a “reasonable cause”.
Reasonable Cause: IRS Penalty Relief
Reasonable cause appears both in statutes and in IRS regulations. The key is to know what the IRS accepts as a reasonable cause and what the courts have forced the IRS to accept as reasonable cause. The Law Office of John McDuff, P.C. will evaluate whether you have a chance of getting a penalty removed (abated) and, if possible, draft a brief to the IRS and negotiate with them where necessary. John McDuff knows where to find the case law, what it means, and how to use it in developing a solid legal argument. He also knows how to properly document the facts of your case and integrate them into his brief.
Contact John McDuff
The Law Office of John McDuff, P.C. brings over 20 years of experience abating IRS penalties. In fact, John McDuff has handled lawsuits on IRS penalties as large as 4.8 million dollars and won. If you are in need of experienced representation, contact The Law Office of John McDuff, P.C. at 512.457.1177 to discuss the route to resolution of your tax penalties. We represent clients in Austin, Texas and throughout Central Texas.