Category Archives: Penalties

Putting Life on Hold

  Today TaxMama hears from Kris in the TaxQuips Forum, with a long story. Let me summarize. Her boyfriend is behind on filing personal and payroll tax returns. He tried to get help from an accountant who may have overcharged him, and did not complete the work because he couldn’t pay the bill. They want […]

Three Tips for Employers Outsourcing Their Payroll

Courtesy of IRS Outsourcing payroll duties to third-party service providers can streamline business operations, but the IRS reminds employers that they are ultimately responsible for paying federal tax liabilities. Recent prosecutions of individuals and companies who – acting under the guise of a payroll service provider – have stolen funds intended for payment of employment […]

Penalty for Late Filing

  Today TaxMama hears from Debbie in the TaxQuips Forum with this concern. “I just filed for 2009.  I am qualified for refunds from both the fed and the state.  Will I be penalized for late filing if I DO NOT owe any taxes?”  

Did Not File 2006

Today TaxMama hears from Wyetta in the TaxQuips Forum with this problem. “I tried to make a payment arrangement with the IRS for 2010 taxes owed. The IRS told me that I have to file for 2006, before they could offer a payment arrangement. Please instruct me on how to handle this situation – how […]

Paying Past Due Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in the TaxQuips Forum with a reminder. He says, “After finding a true tax professional through one of the associations you suggested on this site, we feel much more confident, moving forward. We are now making voluntary payments with no installment agreement but designating the payments specifically to the Trust […]

Trust Fund Penalty

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in the TaxQuips Forum with a big problem. He says, “The IRS wants me to sign a trust fund recovery form accepting personal responsibility for corporate 941 back taxes. They are making this a requirement as part of a full pay installment agreement. They are telling me that they will […]

RMD – Minimum Distribution Problem

Today TaxMama hears from Anthony in the TaxQuips Forum with a common problem. “I have a client who stopped working at 81 because he had a stroke and had to go into a nursing home. He had a Sec. 457 plan, which allowed him to put off taking distributions until he terminated employment. But he was […]

Mandatory e-pay Penalty Begins – Old Penalties Being Reconsidered

 Beginning January 1, 2011, we began enforcing the mandatory e-pay penalty. (California Taxation and Revenue Code 19011.5)   Acknowledging high year-end postal volumes, we recognize that there could be delays in our receipt of payments postmarked on or before December 31st, 2010. As a result, we are reviewing accounts where the penalty was assessed and […]

Not Ready to File

Today TaxMama  wants to give you a nudge to file that tax return – even if you owe money!

Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

New Jobs Act brings tax benefits (9-23-2010) On  September 23, the House passed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297). It is expected to be signed by the President. Among its provisions: