The Internal Revenue Service has modified its “first time abate” policy, which provides a one-time consideration of penalty relief, based on the taxpayer’s compliance history, for taxpayers who have been subjected to a first-time penalty charge.

The recently updated policy modifies the IRS first time abate policy for penalty relief, the IRS said in an email to tax professionals Friday. This type of penalty removal is a one-time consideration available only for a first-time penalty charge and based on taxpayers’ compliance history.

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