Why did I get IRS Penalties?
If you do not file your return and pay your tax by the due date, you may have to pay a penalty. You may also have to pay a penalty if you substantially understate your tax, file an erroneous claim for refund, or file a frivolous tax submission. In general, if you did not satisfy your legal obligation to file your taxes accurately and pay on time, you will be penalized.
When penalties are assessed, the IRS will notify you, reference the applicable tax code you violated, and show how the penalty was calculated.
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