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My client filed late without an extension but with a tax refund. Why are the IRS chargeing a late filing paenalty

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Can i dispute a late filing penalty when there is a tax refund due.
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Level 15

What type of return?

How late?

Are you sure it's underpayment penalty?


Yes you can challenge a penalty.

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Level 15

On an individual return there is no penalty for filing late if you have a refund.

Level 13

Are you SURE it is a late-filing penalty?  Have you seen the IRS notice that states that exact phrase?

Or are you talking about the Underpayment of Estimated Tax?

Is this a personal return, Form 1040?

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