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Successfully Represent Your Client on IRS Penalty Abatement & Waiver Claims


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateMarch 10, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The Internal Revenue Code has over 150 civil tax penalties for various infractions. Now, more than ever, tax professionals must be aware of the thresholds for such penalties in addition to the IRS’s procedures for requesting abatement and waiver. This course will provide tax professionals with an overview of the most commonly asserted penalties and review how to properly file a request for abatement or waiver of those penalties.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most commonly asserted civil penalties

  • Recognize how to assist and provide guidance to clients with potential IRS civil tax penalty exposure

  • Determine how to effectively file a penalty abatement or waiver request with the IRS

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Mr. Roberts is a Principal of Freeman Law, PLLC, in Frisco, Texas. He devotes a substantial portion of his legal practice to helping his clients navigate and resolve their federal tax disputes, either administratively or, if necessary, through litigation. As a trusted advisor, he has provided legal advice and counsel to hundreds of clients, including individuals and entrepreneurs, non-profits, trusts and estates, partnerships, and corporations.  

Having served nearly three years as an attorney-advisor to the United States Tax Court’s Chief Judge in Washington, D.C., Mr. Roberts leverages his unique insight into government processes to offer his clients creative, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to their tax problems. In private practice, Mr. Roberts has successfully represented clients in all phases of a federal tax dispute, including IRS audits, appeals, litigation, and collection matters. He also has significant experience representing clients in employment tax audits, voluntary disclosures, FBAR penalties and litigation, trust fund penalties, and penalty abatement and waiver requests.  

Mr. Roberts is a frequent speaker and author on complex tax matters. His articles have been published in national and regional publications, including the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, Tax Notes, and The Tax Adviser.

About Our Presenter

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Freeman Law is a tax, white-collar, and litigation boutique law firm based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex with clients throughout the world. Founded by a dual-credentialed attorney-CPA and law professor, Freeman Law offers unique and valued counsel, insight, knowledge, and experience. We represent individuals and businesses of all sizes, from companies on the Fortune 100 fastest-growing companies list to family-owned businesses. With a background in complex tax planning and litigation, white-collar criminal and civil disputes, and sophisticated civil litigation, Freeman Law is where clients turn when the stakes are high and the issues are complex.