"Abatement" is a pretty multi-syllabic word. It generally means a reduction or lessening of something, but it can also mean a cancellation or removal.
Given the complexity of the federal tax code, it's easy to overlook some detail or other in the rush to get your taxes filed.
"Half a loaf is better than none," or at least so the old saying goes. And indeed, compromise is often better than protracted conflict.
In the first part of this post, we began discussing the role of the IRS Criminal Investigation division.
There is no single magic bullet for effective tax planning.