IRS Penalty Abatement for Cleveland, OH Taxpayers
IRS penalty abatement occurs when tax attorneys or CPAs are able to persuade the IRS that under the statute, rules and regulations, a reduction in tax penalties is both permitted and appropriate under the facts and circumstances. IRS penalty abatement is a well-established method of reducing back taxes.
There are well over 100 tax penalties which the IRS may impose on a taxpayer, some including:
- Accuracy penalties
- Fraud penalties
- Underpayment penalties
- Late filing or failure to file penalties
- Combined penalties.
Tax penalties are cumulative, so they can add significantly to your IRS back tax burden. Failure to act quickly may result in the loss of arguments you would otherwise have available to you in favor of IRS penalty abatement. If you fail to pay your taxes and your tax penalties, or settle your back taxes, the IRS can enforce it’s penalties through harsh mechanisms like:
Tax Liens— The IRS could file a tax lien against you which is a public notice to creditors and potential creditors that effectively prevents you from disposing of assets unless you pay your past due taxes to the IRS. Ironically, and sadly, tax liens may prevent you from getting the funds you need to pay your IRS taxes.
Wage Garnishment — The IRS can seize cause your employer to pay over wages to the IRS to satisfy your past due taxes. (Learn more about wage garnishment relief)
IRS Seizures and Levies — The IRS also could seize your bank account directly or take possession of other assets, and notably they could do so without a judgment of liability against you – in other words even if they are wrong about your back tax liability.
IRS penalty abatement helps to reduce the amount you owe to the IRS. Our experienced tax attorneys have helped many Ohio taxpayers get tax relief by implementing IRS penalty abatement strategies and we would welcome the opportunity to help you! Contact us today for a FREE consultation. (440) 271-1760