Penalty Workshop: Learning the Details and Skills of Penalty Abatement (466)

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Meeting Times:

Thursday, October 17, 2024 1:00 PM - Thursday, October 17, 2024 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


Single Price: $75.00
Multiple Discount Price: $70.00


Internet Course - Live Streamed

Delivery Method:

Group Internet Based

Credit Hours:

3.0 IRS Federal Tax Law MF2AY-T-01508-24-O
1.0 IRS Ethics MF2AY-E-01509-24-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.


Brian F. Huebsch is a tax attorney and director with the Denver law firm of Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC. During his 20-year practice he has represented hundreds of taxpayers in resolving civil and criminal disputes with federal, state, and local taxing authorities, as well as representing members of the accounting profession in all manners of disciplinary proceedings and malpractice claims. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of California Santa Cruz and law degree at the University of Denver College of Law. He is a sought-after lecturer for continuing professional education seminars and is a past adjunct professor at the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program.

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