How can I avoid frivilous tax penalty fo $5,000? Return has been amended.
State/Country relating to question: California
Fixed the offending return
Ask to talk with an ombudsman at the tax office. Tell them this is the first time this has ever happened and that you promptly amended the return (if this can be said truthfully). They have the power to forgive the penalty but will not forgive any accrued unpaid interest.
JD 20 years legal experience and 3 business related trials, licensed in OH, DC CA
The notice says to respond in writing.
Then explain that you have not done it before if you can say that and that it will not happen again. It was a one time mistake and that you promptly corrected it on an amended return and to collect the penalty would be a hardship on you (explain why) and that you are asking they forgive the penalty and that you will pay or have paid addl tax promptly.
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