Hurricane Harvey penalty relief - receiving IRS notices
Many of our individual tax clients are starting to receive IRS notices in which the IRS is reducing the underpayment penalties calculated by Lacerte since we live in a county designated a Hurricane Harvey disaster area. (The underpayment penalty from August 27 through the end of the year is abated). Although clients like to receive a refund, it makes us look bad since we were calculating higher penalties than what the IRS calculated. How can we fix this on future returns? We can't find any option in the 2210 penalty screen for adjusting the penalty based on Hurricane Harvey, and we don't want to manually calculate the penalty for every client. We did call Lacerte "customer service" but they were unable to understand the issue and kept referring to casualty losses.