Massachusetts Tax Penalty Relief Lawyers Helping Clients Avoid Financial Hardship
Both the state and federal government can impose penalties on taxpayers who fail to file or pay their taxes on time. These penalties can make a bad financial situation even worse. But fortunately, it may be possible to avoid or minimize the penalties that you face with the help of our experienced tax penalty relief attorneys.
The skilled lawyers at Benner & Weinkauf have helped clients avoid tax penalties for decades. We have the legal experience and resources you need to reach the best possible outcome in your case. Call 774-404-8321 now to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.
What IRS Tax Penalty Relief Options Are Available?
The IRS offers three different types of tax penalty relief, including:
- First-time penalty abatement: If this is the only penalty that has been imposed on you for the last three years, you may qualify for this type of relief.
- Reasonable cause: If you missed the deadline due to a natural disaster, death, serious illness, or another sound reason, you may qualify for this relief.
- Statutory exception: If you were penalized after following incorrect information provided by the IRS, you may qualify for this type of penalty relief.
It’s important to work with an attorney to obtain tax penalty relief to ensure you can reach the best possible outcome in your case. The attorneys at Benner & Weinkauf can negotiate directly with the IRS on your behalf to secure the relief you need to move forward.
What Massachusetts Tax Penalty Relief Options Are Available?
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) can impose penalties on any taxpayer that fails to fulfill their tax obligations. These penalties can be reduced or eliminated, however you cannot get rid of the interest on these penalties.
In general, the DOR may reduce or waive a tax penalty if you can prove that missing the tax deadline or failing to pay was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. For example, if you were suffering from a serious illness at the time your taxes were due, the DOR may waive your tax penalty. In this case, it is clear that you missed the deadline as a result of your illness, not willful neglect.
Our attorneys know what it takes to prove to the DOR that your failure to meet the state’s tax deadlines was due to reasonable cause. Let us communicate with the DOR on your behalf to minimize the penalties that you face so you can close this chapter of your life.
Set Up A Free Strategy Session With Our Tax Penalty Relief Lawyers Today
Are you facing tax penalties imposed by the state or federal government? If so, turn to the trusted tax penalty relief lawyers at Benner & Weinkauf right away. Let us review the details of your case, explain your legal options, and aggressively fight to minimize the penalties you face. We know what it takes to help you secure your financial freedom. Call 774-404-8321 or submit your information using the form on this website to arrange your no-cost consultation today.