We sold a business in 2007 and owed $56,000 in taxes
due to that sale that we had no idea we were going to owe. That tax due grew to $72,000 over time with penalties and interest
. We had a huge loss in the tax year 2009, and did the tentative loss carryback. That reduced our tax debt in 2007 on TAXES down to $8,000. Our CPA and I talked with the IRS
agent in January of this year and told them we were going to be filing
the carryback, and she specifically told us
that the penalties and interest would be recomputed and that we would penalties and interest on the amount due after the carryback. She specifically used the example, "if you owe $8,000, then you will owe interest and penalties on $8,000. We got our tax bill for 2007, and they did not reduce the penalties and interest, they still have that full amount due on those. Is there anything we can do about this?