IRS Letter 853C – Penalty Waiver or Abatement Disallowed

The IRS sends Letter 853C to inform you that your request for penalty waiver or abatement has been denied.

Type of Notice: Account information or change

Likely next step: Address IRS penalties

Also see: IRS bill for unpaid taxes

Why you received IRS Letter 853C

  1. You requested a penalty waiver or abatement.
  2. The IRS denied your request.
  3. The IRS sent Letter 853C to inform you of the denial and to advise you of your right to appeal this decision.

Notice deadline: 60 days

If you miss the deadline: You lose your right to appeal the denial without paying the penalties first.

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