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We Aggressively Pursue Penalty Abatements For Domestic And International Taxpayers

If the IRS determines you or your business owes back taxes, interest and penalties may continually accrue until the full tax liability is resolved. The interest and accrued penalties can turn a modest tax liability into an overwhelming debt. However, in certain circumstances, the IRS may agree to abate — i.e., to waive or reduce — the penalties assessed against you.

At Bucci Law Offices, we strive to help our international and domestic clients minimize their tax liabilities while resolving their tax issues in the most effective manner possible. With more than 20 years of experience resolving complex IRS tax problems for taxpayers around the world, our lawyers are ready to take on the IRS to help you seek relief from tax penalties.

When Are IRS Tax Penalties Abated?

Penalty abatements are not easy to obtain. Penalties associated with late, underpaid and unpaid taxes may be abated upon a showing of "reasonable cause" for the failure to pay. When determining whether good cause exists, the IRS evaluates numerous factors, including:

  • Your tax payment history
  • Whether you exercised ordinary business care and prudence
  • Whether the reason for your failure to pay was due to an incident outside your control such as death, serious illness, service in a combat zone, fire, casualty or another natural disaster
  • Reliance on a tax adviser
  • Reliance on erroneous advice from the IRS
  • The length of time between noncompliance and compliance
  • Whether the late payment was due to your inability to obtain necessary records

Forgetfulness does not show reasonable cause. In certain circumstances, the IRS may be willing to make accommodations for taxpayers who are seeking first-time abatements. This is one of many areas in which we can provide you with experienced and knowledgeable tax law assistance.

We Are Dedicated To Reducing Your Tax Debt

At Bucci Law, our attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and corporations with tax disputes before the IRS, the U.S. Tax Court and in Federal District Court. We have an in-depth understanding about how the IRS evaluates penalty abatement requests, and we draw upon our extensive knowledge and experience to strategically evaluate your unique circumstances.

For help abating your tax penalties, contact Bucci Law online, or call 954-900-9107 to schedule a consultation. From offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, we represent clients across Florida, the United States and internationally.