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Penalties at a Glance


You may qualify for relief from penalties if you made an effort to comply with the requirements of the law, but were unable to meet your tax obligations, due to circumstances beyond your control.

If you received a notice, be sure to check that the information in your notice is correct. If you can resolve an issue in your notice, a penalty might not be applicable.

Penalties eligible for penalty relief include:



• Failing to file a tax return

• Failing to pay on time

• Failing to deposit certain taxes as required

• Other penalties as applicable.



Types of Penalty Relief


• Reasonable Cause

• Administrative Waiver and First Time Penalty Abatement

• Statutory Exception



















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