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To: Penalty Abatement Coordinator
IRS Service Center
P.O. Box 123
Cincinnati, OH. 98765
Re: Request for Penalty Abatement
From: Jane Nutsy
12 Crazy Road
Loony Bin, WY. 98766
July 4, 2007
To Whom It May Concern:
I am requesting an abatement of penalties totaling $2,345.20 as asserted in the IRS Notice dated 6/2/XX, of which I have enclosed.
The reason I paid late, filed late, did not report income (choose your reason) was that __________(fill in your reason, such as:)
My husband passed away
I was hospitalized
My tax records were lost in the hurricane
Whatever your good reason is....
Enclosed is a (describe your supporting documentation, such as):
Death certificate confirming my husband's death
Doctor's explanation for my hospitalization
Picture of house torn apart from hurricane
I have also enclosed payment that covers the amount of the underlying taxes I owe. (It is a good idea to send at least something as a good faith deposit).
Please abate these penalties for “reasonable cause.” If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at 960-985-8564 from 8a to 5 pm.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.
Enclosed: IRS Tax Notice, death certificate, doctor's letter, photograph.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|