Tag Archives: Penalties

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.  

Catching Up

Today TaxMama® hears from Richard, who wants to come in from the cold. “I was in rough financial shape for several years and have not filed a tax return in three years. How do I go about squaring up with the IRS now that my finances have improved?”

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 […]

IRA Question

Today TaxMama hears from Mike in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. He says, “My IRA’s expire in 12 months. Can I move them to a Roth without paying taxes or penalties or re-invest in 6 month CD? “

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 […]

Calculate Interest and Penalties

Today TaxMama hears from Joe in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “How do you calculate the penalty and interest when amending a tax return? I was told by a local chain that does taxes, that only the IRS can calculate these.” http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/penalties-and-interest/  

Top Ten Facts about Taking Early Distributions from Retirement Plans

Courtesy of IRS Some taxpayers may have needed to take an early distribution from their retirement plan last year. The IRS wants individuals who took an early distribution to know that there can be a tax impact to tapping your retirement fund.  Here are ten facts about early distributions.

Penalties are not Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Mike in North Carolina who just won – nothing. “ I recently got the penalties for a 1999 tax return abated. The IRS claims that any penalties over two years old are not refundable and referred to IRS publication 556. I contend penalties are not overpaid taxes and therefore are refundable. […]

Interest and Penalties

Today TaxMama hears from Gary in Arizona with this question. “I am making payments to the IRS, and they charge interest and a penalty. Can I deduct these two from my income tax?”

Sick and Divorced

Today we hear from Karen in PA who tells us, “ I just got divorced. I am entitled to $40,000 of hubby’s 401(k). I’m permanently disabled and haven’t worked since 2003. I need this money for necessities, but don’t want to pay early withdrawal or tax penalties. Because I’m disabled and receive a pittance from […]