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Old 04-25-2015, 09:30 PM
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First Time Abatement - Should I expect due process?

April of last year I filed an FTA letter for fines and penalties associated with tax year 2009; taxes were paid in full, but penalties are still outstanding.
Starting a month or so after filing the FTA letter, I received several notices from the IRS requesting an additional 45 days to review my FTA. However, I have heard nothing further since ~July 2014.
Should I have an expectation of "due process", i.e. timely processing of my letter, or can the IRS simply never respond to my filed FTA letter?
I would like to know if it has been denied.

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Last edited by SuicidalLabRat : 04-25-2015 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Clarification


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Old 04-26-2015, 01:40 AM
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Should I have an expectation of "due process", i.e. timely processing of my letter, or can the IRS simply never respond to my filed FTA letter?
I would like to know if it has been denied.

THNX!
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the purpose of IRS penalties is to deter noncompliance, not to raise revenues. Certain penalties can be waived or abated if the taxpayer has a past history of compliant behavior. FTA applies only to certain penalties and certain returns filed. Your client must also satisfy the clean compliance criteria.In effect, the IRS rewards taxpayers with a history of compliant behavior with a one-time penalty amnesty. For individuals, this relief applies to two of the most common penalties: failure to file and failure to pay. The best way to stay in compliance is to file tax returns correctly, on time, and with full payment when required.I guess you need to contact the IRS for sure on what is going on your FTA.



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Old 04-28-2015, 04:50 AM
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Thank you Wnhough, much appreciated!

In lieu of a call to the IRS, do you know if there is a specific number of days, months or years within which the IRS must respond to a filed FTA?


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Old 04-28-2015, 04:56 AM
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Thank you Wnhough, much appreciated.
In lieu of a call to the IRS, do you know if there is a specific number of days, months or years within which the IRS must respond to a filed FTA?
Alternatively, where might I track down such information


THNX again!
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Old 04-28-2015, 03:36 PM
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Thank you Wnhough, much appreciated.
In lieu of a call to the IRS, do you know if there is a specific number of days, months or years within which the IRS must respond to a filed FTA?
Alternatively, where might I track down such information


THNX again!
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i am NOT pretty sure however, you may contact the iRS for more info in detail;
You can call this toll-free number to find out if TAS can help you: 1-877-777-4778.I guess they'd at leat let you know whom you ned to contact



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