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The Law Office of Irina N. Goldberg is a Boutique tax law practice focusing on IRS and California civil tax and criminal tax controversy disputes. Our mission is to provide taxpayers with affordable and personalized assistance in dealing with aggressive federal and state taxing agencies. Call (760) 815-6220 or email Irina@GoldbergTaxLaw.com to schedule your free consultation

Monday, June 17, 2013

IRS Makes Changes To Its First-Time Abate Penalty Waiver

This is an update to my previous article: IRS First-Time Abate Penalty Waiver and the Report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, published on October 26, 2012. 

The IRS has updated its First Time Abate program for penalty relief. This program allows taxpayers a one-time waiver the first time a failure to file, failure to pay or failure to deposit penalty is charged. The waiver is available for only one tax period. 


According to the update, in order to qualify for relief the taxpayer must have 

  1. Filed all tax returns
  2. Paid or arranged to pay all tax currently due (for example, the taxpayer has set up an installment agreement and is current with his or her payments). 
This content is not intended as legal advice, and cannot be relied upon for any purpose without the services of a qualified professional. 

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