Penalty Abatement

At McCauley Law Offices, we understand that most people facing tax debts are not attempting to evade their tax obligations. 

Financial hardships can often leave hardworking individuals unable to pay their taxes, and it is unjust to punish them with severe penalties. 

We are here to help. Our experienced lawyers have assisted numerous clients across the country in abating IRS tax penalties and reducing overall tax debts. 

The IRS’s approach to imposing penalties is often swift and rigid, failing to consider the unique circumstances surrounding late tax payments. These penalties can be staggering, significantly inflating your tax debt and creating additional financial strain.

Fortunately, you have the right to appeal a penalty, but timing is crucial. Delaying action may result in losing your opportunity to appeal. At McCauley Law Offices, P.C., we start by conducting a comprehensive analysis of your financial situation and thoroughly examine the factors contributing to your tax debt. If valid grounds exist, we will vigorously appeal your penalty assessment and seek a refund of any penalties you have already paid.

Experienced Attorneys Advocating for You

Tax law is our specialty. Our dedicated team possesses in-depth knowledge of how the IRS evaluates penalty abatement claims and what it takes to achieve success. We have an impressive track record when it comes to IRS penalty abatements. 

By working with us, you can trust that we will strive to reduce your penalties and alleviate your overall tax debt burden.

It is crucial to have a knowledgeable and powerful advocate on your side. 


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A taxpayer, previously diligent in timely and full tax payments, faced unforeseen hardships when their spouse passed away, plunging them into a deep, dark depression. During this period, the taxpayer neglected to pay their tax liabilities, leading to a staggering tax debt of over $1 million. However, upon recovering from the depressive state, they promptly regained tax compliance. To address the outstanding seven-figure tax liability, our firm secured a reasonable installment agreement. But we didn’t stop there; recognizing the taxpayer’s unforeseen circumstances, we advocated for reasonable cause penalty abatement. Through skillful negotiation with the IRS, we successfully eliminated over $250,000 worth of failure-to-pay penalties. If you have experienced significant hardships impacting your tax obligations, our attorneys can explore the possibility of penalty abatement, providing relief from harsh tax penalties.