You may appeal the penalty. Refer to the Preparing a Request for Appeals page for more information.
Supporting documentation regarding Reasonable Cause due to unavoidable absence may include, but is not limited to the following:
- Explanation of your relationship to the other parties involved
- Dates and reasons for the absence
- How the event prevented you from filing your return or paying your taxes timely
- Explanation of how other business obligations were impaired (unable to continue to work, pay bills, attend to other financial matters)
If you want to review other situations that might apply to you, then go back.