Tag: Penalties

Can I Go to Jail for Past-Due (Delinquent) Taxes?

Past-due taxes

Past-due (delinquent) taxes create a stressful situation for taxpayers who fall behind or file late.  Liens, wage garnishment, and fines only increase anxiety for those behind on their taxes.  To make matters worse, there is a question of an even bigger punishment for delinquent taxes: Can you go to jail for falling behind on taxes?

What is Penalty Abatement and How Does it Work?

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Are you late filing or paying your taxes? Are you concerned about penalties? Has the IRS contacted you about late taxes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.  Late filing or payment of taxes typically causes severe penalties from the IRS.  However, certain circumstances can cause the IRS to… Read more »

How to Reduce Your Payroll Tax Penalties

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Failure to submit payroll taxes to the IRS can result in penalties against you and your business.  If you have a valid reason as to why the taxes were not paid, the federal agency may consider waiving or reducing your penalties.  With the guidance of your tax attorney, you can try to get your penalties… Read more »

Reasonable Cause Qualifications for IRS Penalty Abatements

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If you are facing penalties from the IRS for paying or filing your taxes late, you have some options to get those assessments removed.  Reasonable cause is one method to getting penalty abatement. Learn more about reasonable cause and how to qualify for it. Key Insights We Will Discuss What is reasonable cause? How to… Read more »

EITC Due Diligence Penalties Expand to Other Tax Credits

In February 2014, we published a blog detailing the IRS’s new campaign to up the ante when enforcing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) duty of due diligence.  At that time, the Internal Revenue Service penalized tax preparers who failed to meet their duty of due diligence $50 per return.  Now, that penalty is a… Read more »