IRS failure to file, failure to pay penalties
Sep 29, 2014 by
Straight from IRS notice 746, the information below explains the combined Failure to File and Failure to Pay penalties.
"Filing and Paying Late - IRC 6651 — We charged a 5% combined penalty of 4-1/2% for filing late and 1/2% for paying late because, according to our records, you filed your return late and didn't pay your tax by the due date of your return. The combined penalty is 5% of your unpaid tax for each month or part of a month your return is late, but not for more than 25% (22-1/2% late filing and 2-1/2% late paying). In addition to the maximum 22-1/2% late filing penalty for the first 5 months your return is late, we continue to charge the 1/2% (1/4% for months covered by an installment agreement) late paying penalty for each month or part of a month your tax is unpaid, but not for more than 25%. For returns due before 12/31/2008, if you didn't file your return within 60 days of the due date, the minimum penalty is $100 or 100% of the tax due on your return, whichever is smaller. For returns due after 12/31/2008, the minimum penalty is the lesser of $135 or 100% of the tax due. If you think we should remove or reduce this penalty, see 'Removal of Penalties — Reasonable Cause.'"
That's right, a combined 25% penalty. You may qualify for the abatement of your IRS penalties. If you hire Fresh Start Tax Relief, we'll calculate your total penalties, determine the types of penalties you've been charged and advise you how to request the removal or reduction of your penalties.
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