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kenji-e-sakamoto
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How much does IRS charge a late filing penalty when you have only one owner in the LLC?

3 questions:

I know that if you have more than one member/owner in the LLC, the late filing penalty will be $195 per partner and month (up to 12 months).

(1) But what if you are the only member/owner in LLC? does the same penalty applies?

(2) Also, if that penalty applies and this is your first time of late filing, does the "first time abatement" apply?

(3)and is it possible to register 'first time abatement' from turbotax or do i need to ask for professionals/accountants to do that?
   (this is the article talks about "first time abatement"->) https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242849 
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ChristinaS
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How much does IRS charge a late filing penalty when you have only one owner in the LLC?

There's no "per head" late fee for a Single Member LLC that isn't taxed as a corporation (and most aren't). All late fees and penalties are based on the entirety of your personal tax return. There is no separated penalty based on having an LLC Schedule C on your personal tax return. If an LLC is just you, the IRS treats your situation as if you had no LLC at all. That's because there is no separate entity tax return, such as a partnership return.

Yes, first time abatements can apply to your personal taxes. You can find an overview of the different types of payments and penalties that apply to a personal tax return:

https://www.irs.gov/uac/newsroom/eight-facts-on-late-filing-and-late-payment-penalties

Some states may charge "special" late fees, especially if they require an additional tax return due to having an LLC- such as California's Form 568.

ChristinaS
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How much does IRS charge a late filing penalty when you have only one owner in the LLC?

You don't need a pro to have penalties abated. You just need to have the penalties assessed, be up to date on your taxes, and can call the phone number on your penalty letter. I've had clients that are very insecure about tax conversations get this resolved in a 5 minute phone call, so I have no doubt that you could manage that.
kenji-e-sakamoto
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How much does IRS charge a late filing penalty when you have only one owner in the LLC?

Thanks for tips. Where should I call to check about this penalty if you don't have a number where to call and penalty letter with you?
ChristinaS
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How much does IRS charge a late filing penalty when you have only one owner in the LLC?

For 2015? Did you actually get assessed a penalty for your 1040? I don't have a special phone number handy, so contact the main number at 1-800-829-1040. No matter what number you call, you are bound to be transferred.

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