The way that we protect ourselves is the customer signs a Power of Attorney and agrees that all refund checks from the IRS go to us first. When we get the check, we scan it to the customer and they pay us the 30% and then we release the check.
These are fun cases, of course, and we require only $150 as a downpayment to start the case.
Other penalty abatement cases described here: Articles on Penalty Abatement
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