How to ask the IRS to give me a break
November 19, 2006 9:02 PM Subscribe
How do I approach the IRS? They got me - dead to rights - I screwed up a few years back, when rolling over my 401K into a IRA (then into a downpayment for my house). I *thought* my credit union paid taxes on that money when I rolled it over. I made a mistake. Now, that I'm "caught up", and ready to pony up the delinquent taxes, what the best way to ask the IRS to waive the penalties? Say "Pretty, please?" Everyone says one *can* negotiate with the IRS. So how, would one go about doing so? What might one do to make a positive outcome more likely?
posted by derekb to law & government (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite