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Bryan Haarlander

Dan, I hope your client has learned a valuable lesson and will be filing his returns annually. Personally, we would never keep this person as a client. These clients have a very short memory, and when the sh_t hits the fan, they likely will blame you for not filing an annual tax return for them. From your brief overview, I see no reasonable cause to have the penalty abated. If they qualify for the FTA, that may be the only recourse you have. You did not mention his state tax returns. He may be stuck with those penalties & interest assessments. If the client has the ability to full pay, you should consider that to avoid additional interest assessments. Good luck