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Hello, I would like to assist with your question. When you E-Filed, who did you use to process the return? I ask, because as a CPA, our software gives us a confirmation number. The same would hold true for any other tax processing entity.
Have you contacted them to determine if they received an E-File confirmation? That would be needed to ask for any abatement of penalties the IRS is charging, which as I recall are something like 200/partner/month.
Does it show the confirmation?
You goal is to demonstrate compliance and not negligence when asking for abatement of the penalty with the IRS. I would do the following: (1) print and mail your return as soon as possible, certified; (2) call TaxAct and have them look into it, and see if their terms of service cover any liability; and, (3) draft a letter, including your exhibit from TaxAct and any payment, to demonstrate you complied with the timely filing requirement and ask for any penalties to be waived.
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