Sign Up

Why sign in to the Community?

  • Submit a question
  • Check your notifications
or and start working on your taxes
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
c-ghoy
New Member

I filed my taxes with Turbo Tax last year and am now doing my taxes for this year and it is saying I have a Late Payment Penalty - how come I was never notified of this?

 
2 Replies
KatrinaLO
Intuit Alumni

I filed my taxes with Turbo Tax last year and am now doing my taxes for this year and it is saying I have a Late Payment Penalty - how come I was never notified of this?

Please see the information below for assistance on the late payment penalty:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/im-filing-late-and-want-to-ensure-all-penalties-a...

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
VolvoGirl
Level 15

I filed my taxes with Turbo Tax last year and am now doing my taxes for this year and it is saying I have a Late Payment Penalty - how come I was never notified of this?

Does it actually say Late Payment Penalty?  I never heard of that.  Is it really the Estimated Tax Penalty on 1040 line 38 for underpayment?

 

If you do not pay enough tax, you may have to pay a penalty for underpayment of estimated tax. Even if you are getting a refund you can still owe a penalty for not paying in evenly during the year.  Generally, most taxpayers will avoid this penalty if they owe less than $1,000 in tax after subtracting their withholdings and credits, or if they paid at least 90% of the tax for the current year, or 100% of the tax shown on the return for the prior year, whichever is smaller. It is included in your tax due or reduces your refund.

 

You might be able to eliminate it or at least reduce it.  You can go to Federal Taxes tab or Personal tab, under Other Tax Situations and select Start by the Underpayment Penalties. You will answer a series of questions that may reduce or eliminate the penalty. Or you can elect to have the IRS figure the penalty for you.  It's form 2210.  It won't be ready until Feb 11, 2021.

 

It's under

Federal or Personal (for Home & Business Desktop)

Other Tax Situations

Additional Tax Payments

Underpayment Penalties - Click the Start or update button

 

If you have the desktop program you can switch to Forms Mode (click forms in the upper right (left for Mac)) and open the 2210 form.  If the 2210 doesn't show up in the left column, click on Open Forms at the top of the left column.  Type 2210 in the search box and open the 2210 form.  Check box C to let the IRS calculate it.

 

Dynamic AdsDynamic Ads
Privacy Settings
v