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IRS first-time penalty abatement guidance

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The FTA waiver is an administrative waiver that the IRS may grant to relieve taxpayers from failure-to-file, failure-to-pay and failure-to-deposit penalties if certain criteria are met. The policy behind this procedure is to reward taxpayers for having a clean compliance history; everyone is entitled to one mistake.

Individuals and businesses may request FTA for any failure-to-file, failure-to-pay or failure-to-deposit penalty. FTA does not apply to other types of penalties such as the accuracy-related penalty, returns with an event-based filing

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