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Does Late Payment Tax Penalty Run from Extended Due Date?


If you file an extension for an estate tax return and pay the tax before the extended due date, can the IRS impose penalties for late payment? The court addresses this in Estate of Agnes R. Skeba v. United States, No. 3:17-cv-10231 (D.N.J. 2019). Facts & Procedural History The taxpayer is an estate. It’s estate […]

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Using the CDP Hearing to Challenge Tax Penalties


There are times when it is important to pick the right method of approaching a problem with the IRS. The VICA Technologies v. Commissioner, T.C. Summary Opinion 2019-7, case provides an example of contesting penalties in an IRS collection due process hearing. Facts & Procedural History The taxpayer was assessed a Sec. 6698(a) penalty for […]

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How to Avoid the Estimated Tax Penalty


The IRS imposes penalties for a number of different types of conduct. Many of these penalties can be abated or removed based on reasonable cause. Reasonable cause refers to there being extenuating circumstances. The estimated tax penalty is different, as extenuating circumstances are largely irrelevant. This makes it even more important to pay estimated taxes […]

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Submit a Frivolous Tax Return or Document to the IRS?


We all do things that we regret. It is part of being human. This article addresses one of these things. Specifically, it addresses what you need to do if you filed a frivolous tax return or another document with the IRS and the IRS is attempting to impose a penalty on you for doing so. […]