Category Archives: Penalties

Unused LLCs and Corps

Today TaxMama® hears from several people who have questions about tax returns for entities they created – but never used. This recent question from Debbie, on behalf of one her clients, is far too common.    

October 15th is NOT the filing deadline for Everyone

October 15th is the annual filing deadline for all personal income tax returns. This year, some (un)lucky folks in several disaster areas around the country have extra time to file – as long as they were wise enough to put their personal tax returns on extension. What about the rest of us? We still face […]

Reasonable Care and RMD

Today TaxMama® hears from Sonia in the TaxQuips Forum, who has this quickie question. “I contacted the custodian of my IRA AT 3 PM on 12/31 to request a required minimum distribution (RMD). The transaction ended up being dated 1/1. Will the 50% penalty apply? If so, how can I apply for relief?”

Extra IRS Taxes Plus

Today TaxMama® hears from Wayne  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “I received a notice from the IRS that my 2011 tax return did not include a withdrawal from my 401k. So I had to pay roughly $3,500 in taxes and penalties for this omission by my tax preparer. Is this $3,500 payment deductible […]

Cannot Prove Residence

Today TaxMama® hears from Johnathan in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question.  Let me summarize. “Although I have lived in my home for more than two years, I don’t have proof of that. My voter registration, driver’s license and banking all show a friend’s address. What kind of penalties will I face if the […]

Relief Available To Many Extension Requesters Claiming Tax Benefits

WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service today provided late-payment penalty relief to individuals and businesses requesting a tax-filing extension because they are attaching to their returns any of the forms that couldn’t be filed until after January. The relief applies to the late-payment penalty, normally 0.5 percent per month, charged on tax payments made after the […]

Partnership Penalties

Today TaxMama® hears from Lara in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping get a partnership out of trouble. As it happens, this seems to be the week for questions from tax pros about the penalties IRS imposes on late-filed partnership tax returns. So let’s talk about those.  

It Never Hurts to Ask

Today TaxMama® hears from Sue, who overcame a big problem. To make a long story short, Sue suddenly discovered, purely by accident, that she’d only been paying one of the two taxes required by her city for her business. They hit her with about $12,000 worth of back taxes, penalties and interest. Uh oh. What […]