Disputing IRS Tax Penalties

IRS tax penalties can significantly add to the amount of money that you have to pay in taxes. If you are charged an IRS tax penalty, you can dispute it and potentially eliminate it. Here are a few things to consider about disputing and appealing tax penalties.

Justification

If you are planning on disputing an IRS tax penalty, you are going to need to have the proper justification to do so. This means that you believe that the tax penalty was wrongly charged to you and it should be removed. If you have a problem with being able to afford your tax bill, this is not a significant reason for you to appeal the penalty.

Appeals

The IRS has an individual branch that is specifically in charge of taking care of taxpayer appeals. This branch operates independently from the other IRS branches. The appeals division seeks to provide a fair place for you to have your case heard and potentially get the tax penalty removed. If you want to appeal a tax penalty, you will need to visit the IRS appeals website and fill out the appropriate information. At that point, you may need to appear at a hearing between you and the IRS.

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