Penalty Workshop: Learning the Details and Skills of Penalty Abatement (537)

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Meeting Times:

Thursday, December 07, 2023 1:00 PM - Thursday, December 07, 2023 4:30 PM
The meeting time above is expressed in MOUNTAIN TIME, which is:
Eastern Time:
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Central Time:
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Pacific Time:
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM


This course is in the past and can no longer be purchased.


Internet Course - Live Streamed

Delivery Method:

Group Internet Based

Credit Hours:

3.0 IRS Federal Tax Law MF2AY-T-01292-23-O
1.0 IRS Ethics MF2AY-E-01293-23-O

CTEC Credits:

4.0 3 Federal Tax Law & 1 Ethics 1066-CE-1174

Field of Study:

Taxes - Technical; and Regulatory Ethics - Technical

Course Level:



General understanding of federal taxation

General Description:

Participants will learn what types of IRS penalties can and cannot be abated, the procedures involved in abating penalties, how to analyze the options, and how to write effective penalty abatement letters.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course the participant will be able to:

  • Analyze facts and circumstances of a taxpayer's situation to determine whether penalty relief is a viable option.
  • Use the IRS First Time Abate programs to obtain quick and easy penalty relief.
  • Apply statutory, regulatory, and Internal Revenue Manual provisions to determine whether penalties were correctly assessed in the first instance.
  • Write effective penalty abatement letters that give clients the best chance for relief.
  • Apply Circular 230 and other ethical obligations in presenting your client's request for abatement.


Amanda Boog Cruser is an attorney with the law firm of Anderson & Jahde, P.C. She represents clients in disputes with the IRS and state taxing authorities as well as handling issues with offshore bank accounts and international business corporations and land use and zoning disputes. She earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Trinity University and J.D. at the University of Denver. She is admitted to the Colorado Bar, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. District Court in Colorado, and the U.S. Tax Court.

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