​NATP Requests IRS to Provide Taxpayer Relief for 2022 Filing Season

NATP has submitted a letter to the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, along with 10 other organizations, requesting that relief is provided to taxpayers for the 2022 tax season. The letter notes that we are concerned about the unprecedented challenges facing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the ongoing impact on our constituents.

We request that the IRS consider the following measures to bring immediate relief to taxpayers, and reduce the backlog, during this tax filing season:

  • Discontinue automated compliance actions until the IRS is prepared to devote the necessary resources for a proper and timely resolution of the matter
  • Align requests for account holds with the time it takes the IRS to process any penalty abatement requests
  • Offer a reasonable cause penalty waiver, similar to the procedures of first time abate (FTA) administrative waiver, without affecting the taxpayer’s eligibility for FTA in future tax years
  • Provide taxpayers with targeted relief from both the underpayment of estimated tax penalty and the late payment penalty for the 2020 and 2021 tax year
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