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I have an Corp. A extension was filed in Oct. 2012 to IRS.

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I have an Corp. A extension was filed in Oct. 2012 to IRS. I just received a letter from them saying that I owed $780.00 for filing late. What are my options? I don't want to pay this. The business that does my taxes should have let me know this!!!
I am afraid that while the IRS will permit someone to ask for an extension to file, there are penalties associated with late filings. The CPA you used should have informed you of the late payment fee or penalty when they advised you to file for the extension and you can file a claim against the CPA for being negligent in failing to inform you AND also you have to prove that he actually had time to file your taxes properly when you brought them to him. If you can prove both of those things, you can file a complaint for negligence against the CPA and go to small claims court against him if he does not pay, but if you cannot prove both elements I am afraid you will end up paying it.


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