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Irs free tax 7. Irs free tax   Filing Information Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: What, When, and Where To FileResident Aliens Nonresident Aliens Amended Returns and Claims for Refund Other Forms You May Have To File PenaltiesCivil Penalties Criminal Penalties Introduction This chapter provides the basic filing information that you may need. Irs free tax Topics - This chapter discusses: Forms aliens must file, When and where to file, Penalties, and Amended returns and claims for refund. Irs free tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Forms (and Instructions) 1040 U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Individual Income Tax Return 1040A U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Individual Income Tax Return 1040EZ Income Tax Return for Single and Joint Filers With No Dependents 1040NR U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1040NR-EZ U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents See chapter 12 for information about getting these forms. Irs free tax What, When, and Where To File What return you must file as well as when and where you file that return, depends on your status at the end of the tax year as a resident or a nonresident alien. Irs free tax Resident Aliens Resident aliens should file Form 1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040 at the address shown in the instructions for that form. Irs free tax The due date for filing the return and paying any tax due is April 15 of the year following the year for which you are filing a return (but see the Tip, later). Irs free tax Under U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax immigration law, a lawful permanent resident who is required to file a tax return as a resident and fails to do so may be regarded as having abandoned status and may lose permanent resident status. Irs free tax Extensions of time to file. Irs free tax   You are allowed an automatic extension to June 15 to file if your main place of business and the home you live in are outside the United States and Puerto Rico on April 15. Irs free tax You can get an extension of time to October 15 to file your return if you get an extension by April 15 (June 15 if you qualify for the June 15 extension). Irs free tax Use Form 4868 to get the extension to October 15. Irs free tax In addition to this 6-month extension, taxpayers who are out of the country (as defined in the Form 4868 instructions) can request a discretionary 2-month additional extension of time to file their returns (to December 15 for calendar year taxpayers). Irs free tax To request this extension, you must send the IRS a letter explaining the reasons why you need the additional 2 months. Irs free tax Send the letter by the extended due date (October 15 for calendar year taxpayers) to the following address:  Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Austin, TX 73301-0215   You will not receive any notification from the IRS unless your request is denied for being untimely. Irs free tax   The discretionary 2-month additional extension is not available to taxpayers who have an approved extension of time to file on Form 2350 (for U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax citizens and resident aliens abroad who expect to qualify for special tax treatment). Irs free tax    If the due date for filing falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Irs free tax You may be able to file your return electronically. Irs free tax See IRS e-file in your form instructions. Irs free tax Nonresident Aliens Nonresident aliens who are required to file an income tax return should use Form 1040NR or, if qualified, Form 1040NR-EZ. Irs free tax If you are any of the following, you must file a return. Irs free tax A nonresident alien individual engaged or considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States during 2013. Irs free tax (But see Exceptions , later. Irs free tax ) You must file even if: Your income did not come from a trade or business conducted in the United States, You have no income from U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax sources, or Your income is exempt from income tax. Irs free tax A nonresident alien individual not engaged in a trade or business in the United States with U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax income on which the tax liability was not satisfied by the withholding of tax at the source. Irs free tax A representative or agent responsible for filing the return of an individual described in (1) or (2). Irs free tax A fiduciary for a nonresident alien estate or trust. Irs free tax You must also file if you want to: Claim a refund of overwithheld or overpaid tax, or Claim the benefit of any deductions or credits. Irs free tax For example, if you have no U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax business activities but have income from real property that you choose to treat as effectively connected income (discussed in chapter 4), you must timely file a true and accurate return to take any allowable deductions against that income. Irs free tax For information on what is timely, see When to file for deductions and credits under When To File, later. Irs free tax Exceptions. Irs free tax   You do not need to file Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ if you meet either of the following conditions. Irs free tax Your only U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax trade or business was the performance of personal services, and Your wages were less than $3,900, and You have no other need to file a return to claim a refund of overwithheld taxes, to satisfy additional withholding at source, or to claim income exempt or partly exempt by treaty. Irs free tax You were a nonresident alien student, teacher, or trainee who was temporarily present in the United States under an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa and you have no income that is subject to tax, such as wages, tips, scholarship and fellowship grants, dividends, etc. Irs free tax Even if you have left the United States and filed a Form 1040-C, U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Departing Alien Income Tax Return, on departure, you still must file an annual U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax income tax return. Irs free tax If you are married and both you and your spouse are required to file, you must each file a separate return. Irs free tax Form 1040NR-EZ You can use Form 1040NR-EZ if all of the following conditions are met. Irs free tax You do not claim any dependents. Irs free tax You cannot be claimed as a dependent on someone else's U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax tax return. Irs free tax If you were married, you do not claim an exemption for your spouse. Irs free tax Your taxable income is less than $100,000. Irs free tax The only itemized deduction you can claim is for state and local income taxes. Irs free tax Note. Irs free tax Residents of India who were students or business apprentices may be able to take the standard deduction instead of the itemized deduction for state and local income taxes. Irs free tax See chapter 5. Irs free tax Your only U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax source income is from wages, salaries, tips, taxable refunds of state and local income taxes, scholarship or fellowship grants, and nontaxable interest or dividends. Irs free tax (If you had taxable interest or dividend income, you cannot use this form. Irs free tax ) You are not claiming any adjustments to income other than the student loan interest deduction or scholarship and fellowship grants excluded. Irs free tax You are not claiming any tax credits. Irs free tax This is not an “expatriation return. Irs free tax ” See Expatriation Tax in chapter 4. Irs free tax The only taxes you owe are: The income tax from the Tax Table. Irs free tax The social security and Medicare tax from Form 4137 or Form 8919. Irs free tax You are not claiming a credit for excess social security and tier 1 RRTA tax withheld. Irs free tax You are not filing Form 8959, to figure the amount of Additional Medicare Tax you owe and/or the amount of Additional Medicare Tax withheld by your employer, if any. Irs free tax If you do not meet all of the above conditions, you must file Form 1040NR. Irs free tax When To File If you are an employee and you receive wages subject to U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax income tax withholding, you will generally file by the 15th day of the 4th month after your tax year ends. Irs free tax For the 2013 calendar year, file your return by April 15, 2014. Irs free tax If you are not an employee who receives wages subject to U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax income tax withholding, you must file by the 15th day of the 6th month after your tax year ends. Irs free tax For the 2013 calendar year, file your return by June 16, 2014 (because June 15 is a Sunday. Irs free tax ) Extensions of time to file. Irs free tax   If you cannot file your return by the due date, file Form 4868 or use one of the electronic filing options explained in the Form 4868 instructions. Irs free tax For the 2013 calendar year, this will extend the due date to October 15, 2014 (December 15, 2014, if the regular due date of your return is June 16, 2014). Irs free tax You must file the extension by the regular due date of your return. Irs free tax   In addition to the 6-month extension to October 15, taxpayers whose main place of business is outside the United States and Puerto Rico and who live outside those jurisdictions can request a discretionary 2-month extension of time to file their returns (to December 15 for calendar year taxpayers). Irs free tax To request this extension, you must send the IRS a letter explaining the reasons why you need the additional 2 months. Irs free tax Send the letter by the extended due date (October 15 for calendar year taxpayers) to the following address: Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Austin, TX 73301-0215   You will not receive any notification from the IRS unless your request is denied for being untimely. Irs free tax When to file for deductions and credits. Irs free tax   To get the benefit of any allowable deductions or credits, you must timely file a true and accurate return. Irs free tax For this purpose, a return is timely if it is filed within 16 months of the due date just discussed. Irs free tax However, if you did not file a 2012 tax return and 2013 is not the first year for which you are required to file one, your 2013 return is timely for this purpose if it is filed by the earlier of: The date that is 16 months after the due date for filing your 2013 return, or The date the IRS notifies you that your 2013 return has not been filed and that you cannot claim certain deductions and credits. Irs free tax The allowance of the following credits is not affected by this time requirement. Irs free tax Credit for withheld taxes. Irs free tax Credit for excise tax on certain uses of gasoline and special fuels. Irs free tax Credit for tax paid by a mutual fund (or other regulated investment company) or a real estate investment trust on undistributed long-term capital gains. Irs free tax Protective return. Irs free tax   If your activities in the United States were limited and you do not believe that you had any gross income effectively connected with a U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax trade or business during the year, you can file a protective return (Form 1040NR) by the deadline explained above. Irs free tax By filing a protective return, you protect your right to receive the benefit of deductions and credits in the event it is later determined that some or all of your income is effectively connected. Irs free tax You are not required to report any effectively connected income or any deductions on the protective return, but you must give the reason the return is being filed. Irs free tax   If you believe some of your activities resulted in effectively connected income, file your return reporting that income and related deductions by the regular due date. Irs free tax To protect your right to claim deductions or credits resulting from other activities, attach a statement to that return explaining that you wish to protect your right to claim deductions and credits if it is later determined that the other activities produced effectively connected income. Irs free tax   You can follow the same procedure if you believe you have no U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax tax liability because of a U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax tax treaty. Irs free tax Be sure to also complete item L on page 5 of Form 1040NR. Irs free tax Waiver of filing deadline. Irs free tax   The IRS may waive the filing deadline if you establish that, based on the facts and circumstances, you acted reasonably and in good faith in failing to file a U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax income tax return (including a protective return) and you cooperate with the IRS in determining your U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax income tax liability for the tax year for which you did not file a return. Irs free tax Where To File If you are not enclosing a payment, file Form 1040NR-EZ and Form 1040NR at the following address. Irs free tax  Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service Center Austin, TX 73301-0215 If enclosing a payment, mail your return to:  Internal Revenue Service  P. Irs free tax O. Irs free tax Box 1303 Charlotte, NC 28201-1303 Aliens from the U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Virgin Islands. Irs free tax    If you are a bona fide resident of the U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Virgin Islands during your entire tax year and work temporarily in the United States, you must pay your income taxes to the U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Virgin Islands and file your income tax returns at the following address. Irs free tax Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue 6115 Estate Smith Bay Suite 225 St. Irs free tax Thomas, VI 00802   Report all income from U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax sources, as well as income from other sources, on your return. Irs free tax For information on filing U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Virgin Islands returns, contact the U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue. Irs free tax   Chapter 8 discusses withholding from U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax wages of U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Virgin Islanders. Irs free tax Aliens from Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Irs free tax   If you are a bona fide resident of Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) during your entire tax year, you must file your return with, and pay any tax due to, Guam or the CNMI. Irs free tax Report all income, including income from U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax sources, on your return. Irs free tax It is not necessary to file a separate U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax income tax return. Irs free tax    Bona fide residents of Guam should file their Guam returns at the following address. Irs free tax   Department of Revenue and Taxation Government of Guam P. Irs free tax O. Irs free tax Box 23607 GMF, GU 96921    Bona fide residents of the CNMI should file their CNMI income tax returns at the following address. Irs free tax   Department of Finance Division of Revenue and Taxation Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands P. Irs free tax O. Irs free tax Box 5234 CHRB Saipan, MP 96950   If you are not a bona fide resident of Guam or the CNMI, see Pub. Irs free tax 570, Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Possessions, for information on where to file your return. Irs free tax Amended Returns and Claims for Refund If you find changes in your income, deductions, or credits after you mail your return, file Form 1040X, Amended U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Individual Income Tax Return. Irs free tax Also use Form 1040X if you should have filed Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ instead of Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ, or vice versa. Irs free tax If you amend Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ or file the correct return, attach the corrected return (Form 1040, Form 1040NR, etc. Irs free tax ) to Form 1040X. Irs free tax Print “Amended” across the top. Irs free tax Ordinarily, an amended return claiming a refund must be filed within 3 years from the date your return was filed or within 2 years from the time the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs free tax A return filed before the final due date is considered to have been filed on the due date. Irs free tax Other Forms You May Have To File You may be required to file information returns to report certain foreign income or assets, or monetary transactions. Irs free tax FinCen Form 105 FinCEN Form 105 (formerly Customs Form 4790), Report of International Transportation of Currency or Monetary Instruments, must be filed by each person who physically transports, mails, or ships, or causes to be physically transported, mailed, or shipped, currency or other monetary instruments in a total amount of more than $10,000 at one time from the United States to any place outside the United States, or into the United States from any place outside the United States. Irs free tax The filing requirement also applies to each person who receives in the United States currency or monetary instruments totaling more than $10,000 at one time from any place outside of the United States. Irs free tax The term “monetary instruments” means the following: Coin and currency of the United States or of any other country, Travelers' checks in any form, Investment securities or stock in bearer form or otherwise in such form that title to them passes upon delivery, Negotiable instruments (including checks, promissory notes, and money orders) in bearer form, endorsed without restriction, made out to a fictitious payee, or otherwise in such form that title to them passes upon delivery, and Checks, promissory notes, and money orders which are signed but on which the name of the payee has been omitted. Irs free tax However, the term does not include: Checks or money orders made payable to the order of a named person which have not been endorsed or which contain restrictive endorsements, Warehouse receipts, or Bills of lading. Irs free tax A transfer of funds through normal banking procedures (wire transfer) that does not involve the physical transportation of currency or monetary instruments is not required to be reported on FinCEN Form 105. Irs free tax Filing requirements. Irs free tax   FinCEN Form 105 filing requirements follow. Irs free tax Recipients. Irs free tax   Each person who receives currency or other monetary instruments in the United States must file FinCEN Form 105 within 15 days after receipt, with the Customs officer in charge at any port of entry or departure, or by mail at the following address. Irs free tax Commissioner of Customs  Attention: Currency Transportation Reports Washington, DC 20229 Shippers or mailers. Irs free tax   If the currency or other monetary instrument does not accompany the person entering or departing the United States, FinCEN Form 105 can be filed by mail at the above address on or before the date of entry, departure, mailing, or shipping. Irs free tax Travelers. Irs free tax   Travelers must file FinCEN Form 105 with the Customs officer in charge at any Customs port of entry or departure, when entering or departing the United States. Irs free tax Penalties. Irs free tax   Civil and criminal penalties are provided for failing to file a report, filing a report containing material omissions or misstatements, or filing a false or fraudulent report. Irs free tax Also, the entire amount of the currency or monetary instrument may be subject to seizure and forfeiture. Irs free tax More information. Irs free tax   More information regarding the filing of FinCEN Form 105 can be found in the instructions on the back of the form. Irs free tax Form 8938 You may have to file Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets, to report the ownership of specified foreign financial asset(s) if you are one of the following individuals. Irs free tax A resident alien of the United States for any part of the tax year. Irs free tax A resident alien of the United States who elects to be treated as a resident of a foreign country under the provisions of a U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax income tax treaty. Irs free tax See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1. Irs free tax A nonresident alien who makes an election to be treated as a resident alien for purposes of filing a joint income tax return. Irs free tax See chapter 1 for information about this election. Irs free tax A nonresident alien who is a bona fide resident of American Samoa or Puerto Rico. Irs free tax See Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax Possessions, for a definition of bona fide resident. Irs free tax You must file Form 8938 if the total value of those assets exceeds an applicable threshold (the “reporting threshold”). Irs free tax The reporting threshold varies depending on whether you live in the United States, are married, or file a joint income tax return with your spouse. Irs free tax Specified foreign financial assets include any financial account maintained by a foreign financial institution and, to the extent held for investment, any stock, securities, or any other interest in a foreign entity and any financial instrument or contract with an issuer or counterparty that is not a U. Irs free tax S. Irs free tax person. Irs free tax You may have to pay penalties if you are required to file Form 8938 and fail to do so, or if you have an understatement of tax due to any transaction involving an undisclosed foreign financial asset. Irs free tax More information about the filing of Form 8938 can be found in the separate instructions for Form 8938. Irs free tax Penalties The law provides penalties for failure to file returns or pay taxes as required. Irs free tax Civil Penalties If you do not file your return and pay your tax by the due date, you may have to pay a penalty. Irs free tax You may also have to pay a penalty if you substantially understate your tax, file a frivolous tax submission, or fail to supply your taxpayer identification number. Irs free tax If you provide fraudulent information on your return, you may have to pay a civil fraud penalty. Irs free tax Filing late. Irs free tax   If you do not file your return by the due date (including extensions), you may have to pay a failure-to-file penalty. Irs free tax The penalty is based on the tax not paid by the due date (without regard to extensions). Irs free tax The penalty is usually 5% for each month or part of a month that a return is late, but not more than 25%. Irs free tax Fraud. Irs free tax   If your failure to file is due to fraud, the penalty is 15% for each month or part of a month that your return is late, up to a maximum of 75%. Irs free tax Return over 60 days late. Irs free tax   If you file your return more than 60 days after the due date or extended due date, the minimum penalty is the smaller of $135 or 100% of the unpaid tax. Irs free tax Exception. Irs free tax   You will not have to pay the penalty if you show that you failed to file on time because of reasonable cause and not because of willful neglect. Irs free tax Paying tax late. Irs free tax   You will have to pay a failure-to-pay penalty of ½ of 1% (. Irs free tax 50%) of your unpaid taxes for each month, or part of a month, after the due date that the tax is not paid. Irs free tax This penalty does not apply during the automatic 6-month extension of time to file period, if you paid at least 90% of your actual tax liability on or before the due date of your return and pay the balance when you file the return. Irs free tax   The monthly rate of the failure-to-pay penalty is half the usual rate (. Irs free tax 25% instead of . Irs free tax 50%) if an installment agreement is in effect for that month. Irs free tax You must have filed your return by the due date (including extensions) to qualify for this reduced penalty. Irs free tax   If a notice of intent to levy is issued, the rate will increase to 1% at the start of the first month beginning at least 10 days after the day that the notice is issued. Irs free tax If a notice and demand for immediate payment is issued, the rate will increase to 1% at the start of the first month beginning after the day that the notice and demand is issued. Irs free tax   This penalty cannot be more than 25% of your unpaid tax. Irs free tax You will not have to pay the penalty if you can show that you had a good reason for not paying your tax on time. Irs free tax Combined penalties. Irs free tax   If both the failure-to-file penalty and the failure-to-pay penalty (discussed earlier) apply in any month, the 5% (or 15%) failure-to-file penalty is reduced by the failure-to-pay penalty. Irs free tax However, if you file your return more than 60 days after the due date or extended due date, the minimum penalty is the smaller of $135 or 100% of the unpaid tax. Irs free tax Accuracy-related penalty. Irs free tax   You may have to pay an accuracy-related penalty if you underpay your tax because: You show negligence or disregard of rules or regulations, You substantially understate your income tax, You claim tax benefits for a transaction that lacks economic substance, or You fail to disclose a foreign financial asset. Irs free tax The penalty is equal to 20% of the underpayment. Irs free tax The penalty is 40% of any portion of the underpayment that is attributable to an undisclosed noneconomic substance transaction or an undisclosed foreign financial asset transaction. Irs free tax The penalty will not be figured on any part of an underpayment on which the fraud penalty (discussed later) is charged. Irs free tax Negligence or disregard. Irs free tax   The term “negligence” includes a failure to make a reasonable attempt to comply with the tax law or to exercise ordinary and reasonable care in preparing a return. Irs free tax Negligence also includes failure to keep adequate books and records. Irs free tax You will not have to pay a negligence penalty if you have a reasonable basis for a position you took. Irs free tax   The term “disregard” includes any careless, reckless, or intentional disregard. Irs free tax Adequate disclosure. Irs free tax   You can avoid the penalty for disregard of rules or regulations if you adequately disclose on your return a position that has at least a reasonable basis. Irs free tax See Disclosure statement , later. Irs free tax   This exception will not apply to an item that is attributable to a tax shelter. Irs free tax In addition, it will not apply if you fail to keep adequate books and records, or substantiate items properly. Irs free tax Substantial understatement of income tax. Irs free tax   You understate your tax if the tax shown on your return is less than the correct tax. Irs free tax The understatement is substantial if it is more than the larger of 10% of the correct tax or $5,000. Irs free tax However, the amount of the understatement is reduced to the extent the understatement is due to: Substantial authority, or Adequate disclosure and a reasonable basis. Irs free tax   If an item on your return is attributable to a tax shelter, there is no reduction for an adequate disclosure. Irs free tax However, there is a reduction for a position with substantial authority, but only if you reasonably believed that your tax treatment was more likely than not the proper treatment. Irs free tax Substantial authority. Irs free tax   Whether there is or was substantial authority for the tax treatment of an item depends on the facts and circumstances. Irs free tax Consideration will be given to court opinions, Treasury regulations, revenue rulings, revenue procedures, and notices and announcements issued by the IRS and published in the Internal Revenue Bulletin that involve the same or similar circumstances as yours. Irs free tax Disclosure statement. Irs free tax   To adequately disclose the relevant facts about your tax treatment of an item, use Form 8275, Disclosure Statement. Irs free tax You must also have a reasonable basis for treating the item the way you did. Irs free tax   In cases of substantial understatement only, items that meet the requirements of Revenue Procedure 2012-51, 2012-51 IRB 719 (or later update) are considered adequately disclosed on your return without filing Form 8275. Irs free tax   Use Form 8275-R, Regulation Disclosure Statement, to disclose items or positions contrary to regulations. Irs free tax Transaction lacking economic substance. Irs free tax   For more information on economic substance, see section 7701(o). Irs free tax Foreign financial asset. Irs free tax   For more information on undisclosed foreign financial assets, see section 6662(j) or the Instructions for Form 8938. Irs free tax Reasonable cause. Irs free tax   You will not have to pay a penalty if you show a good reason (reasonable cause) for the way you treated an item. Irs free tax You must also show that you acted in good faith. Irs free tax This does not apply to a transaction that lacks economic substance. Irs free tax Filing erroneous claim for refund or credit. Irs free tax   You may have to pay a penalty if you file an erroneous claim for refund or credit. Irs free tax The penalty is equal to 20% of the disallowed amount of the claim, unless you can show a reasonable basis for the way you treated an item. Irs free tax However, any disallowed amount due to a transaction that lacks economic substance will not be treated as having a reasonable basis. Irs free tax The penalty will not be figured on any part of the disallowed amount of the claim that relates to the earned income credit or on which the accuracy-related or fraud penalties are charged. Irs free tax Frivolous tax submission. Irs free tax   You may have to pay a penalty of $5,000 if you file a frivolous tax return or other frivolous submissions. Irs free tax A frivolous tax return is one that does not include enough information to figure the correct tax or that contains information clearly showing that the tax you reported is substantially incorrect. Irs free tax For more information on frivolous returns, frivolous submissions, and a list of positions that are identified as frivolous, see Notice 2010-33, 2010-17 IRB 609 available at www. Irs free tax irs. Irs free tax gov/irb/2010-17_irb/ar13. Irs free tax html. Irs free tax   You will have to pay the penalty if you filed this kind of return or submission based on a frivolous position or a desire to delay or interfere with the administration of federal tax laws. Irs free tax This includes altering or striking out the preprinted language above the space provided for your signature. Irs free tax   This penalty is added to any other penalty provided by law. Irs free tax Fraud. Irs free tax   If there is any underpayment of tax on your return due to fraud, a penalty of 75% of the underpayment due to fraud will be added to your tax. Irs free tax Failure to supply taxpayer identification number. Irs free tax   If you do not include your social security number (SSN) or individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) or the SSN or ITIN of another person where required on a return, statement, or other document, you will be subject to a penalty of $50 for each failure. Irs free tax You will also be subject to a penalty of $50 if you do not give your SSN or ITIN to another person when it is required on a return, statement, or other document. Irs free tax   For example, if you have a bank account that earns interest, you must give your SSN or ITIN to the bank. Irs free tax The number must be shown on the Form 1099-INT or other statement the bank sends you. Irs free tax If you do not give the bank your SSN or ITIN, you will be subject to the $50 penalty. Irs free tax (You also may be subject to “backup” withholding of income tax. Irs free tax )   You will not have to pay the penalty if you are able to show that the failure was due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. Irs free tax Criminal Penalties You may be subject to criminal prosecution (brought to trial) for actions such as: Tax evasion, Willful failure to file a return, supply information, or pay any tax due, Fraud and false statements, or Preparing and filing a fraudulent return. Irs free tax Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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