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Your position is absolutely justified - and you have rights to seek a compensation for damages because your tax return was not correctly prepared.But that is a civil matter between you and your tax preparer - and based on the contractual obligation of parties.
I bet that your tax prepare have some arguments why he should not be responsible...
If you are not able to negotiate - the only resolution would be to sue the tax prepare for damages.
That would be penalty abatement request.
You might need a local CPA to help you with such request.
You would need to state the type of the penalty relief you are requested and support your position that you qualify for THAT relief.
For instance -
You may qualify for administrative relief from penalties for failing to file a tax return, pay on time, and/or to deposit taxes when due under the Service's First Time Penalty Abatement policy (FTA) if the following are true:
Another possible option would be Reasonable Cause Penalty Relief.
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