Understanding Common IRS Penalties Self-Study


Penalties are the cornerstone of noncompliance deterrence. From 1955 to present, the number of penalties enforced by the IRS has increased from 14 to more than 10 times that. This course can help you understand common IRS penalties and options for obtaining relief from those penalties.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common penalties assessable against a taxpayer
  • List the types of penalty relief
  • Prepare a penalty abatement letter
  • Identify common penalties assessable against a tax preparer

Course Details

This course includes an e-book and exam questions to help you earn CPE. CPE is issued after the exam is successfully completed.


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How to Earn CPE

To receive credit for this self-study course, you must successfully pass the course exam with a score of 70% or better.

Self-study courses and exams generally expire one year from the date of purchase. The AFTR course expires on December 31 of each year as required by the IRS.

Cancellation Policy

​Because this is an online education offering, it is nonrefundable.

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