After the IRS has assessed a penalty, the taxpayer can request a penalty abatement, typically by writing a penalty abatement letter or by calling the IRS to request a penalty abatement. There are many facts and circumstances that come to play when you want to be relieved of tax issues and penalties in the form of an IRS penalty abatement. In order to qualify for a penalty abatement, the IRS has set strict guidelines to follow and will consider a penalty abatement if they find reasonable cause to abate the penalty. Some circumstances that the IRS will consider are the death, serious injury, or illness of the taxpayer or a member of their immediate family, fire, casualty, natural disaster or other disturbances or the negligence or error of a CPA or tax preparer. We will review your particular facts and circumstances to determine if a penalty abatement is a viable option.