What Harry says: To paraphrase Gracie Allen: Yes, Harry. IRS has a little-known program for situations such as yours called First Time Abatement (FTA). It's been around for more than 10 years, and you fit right in. A taxpayer has to have at least a clean three-year filing, payment and penalty history to qualify. He must also be fully paid or arranged to pay all liabilities. There are even provisions to relax these requirements. You may request the appropriate FTA form by calling 866-860-4259.
Be sure to give all your reasons for making the request. In case your initial request is turned down, ask to speak with a supervisor who has better knowledge of the rules. If that fails, the Taxpayer Advocate can get your abatement.
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