IRS Provides Penalty Relief to Millions of Taxpayers – Did You Know?

As part of ongoing COVID-19 tax relief efforts, the IRS is waiving penalties for many businesses and individuals who file their 2019 or 2020 tax returns late. Eligible taxpayers will not have to pay a late filing penalty in relation to returns for those two years. Those who have already filed their 2019 and/or 2020 returns and paid late filing penalties will receive a refund of the penalty.

This penalty waiver will be automatic for all eligible taxpayers. However, in order to receive penalty relief, taxpayers must file their 2019 and 2020 federal tax returns by September 30, 2022.

Note that this waiver generally applies only to penalties for late filing, and not to penalties assessed for late payment of tax or other reasons.