IRS Letter 854C – Penalty Waiver or Abatement Disallowed
The IRS sent Letter 854C to inform you that your request for penalty waiver or abatement has been fully or partially 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 854C
- You requested a penalty waiver or abatement.
- The IRS denied your request.
- The IRS sent Letter 854C 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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