For the 1st time in 37yrs of filing a tax return,my federal envelope came back in the mail due to a $.17 lack of postage. It is postmarked the 13th & I got it back yesterday.Now,my tax form will be late getting in. Does anyone know if I will be charged late fees? Makes me feel like learning to fly !!! Eeker
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Originally posted by pawspalace:
For the 1st time in 37yrs of filing a tax return,my federal envelope came back in the mail due to a $.17 lack of postage. It is postmarked the 13th & I got it back yesterday.Now,my tax form will be late getting in. Does anyone know if I will be charged late fees? Makes me feel like learning to fly !!! Eeker


probably not, include the original envelope with your taxes in a new properly paid envelop and you should be fine.
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Originally posted by onepatriot7:
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Originally posted by pawspalace:
For the 1st time in 37yrs of filing a tax return,my federal envelope came back in the mail due to a $.17 lack of postage. It is postmarked the 13th & I got it back yesterday.Now,my tax form will be late getting in. Does anyone know if I will be charged late fees? Makes me feel like learning to fly !!! Eeker


probably not, include the original envelope with your taxes in a new properly paid envelop and you should be fine.


Thank you so much for the positive response...
I might just be able to sleep today.
Don't count on the fact that if you owe nothing there will be no fine.
Two years ago I overpaid my taxes by $1300. I pay quarterly, and have to do estimated tax payments. I overpaid them $1300, HOWEVER the payments were not equal. The first part of the year I made less money, so I paid less. Six months after I filed I got a letter from the IRS. I was being assessed a penalty. Because I paid them in unequal payments, I owed them $200, despite the fact that I had overpaid them by $1300.
The moral of this story, is never, ever underestimate the unfairness of a beauracratic machine which is charged with the task of taking from one group and giving to another.
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Originally posted by teyates:
Don't count on the fact that if you owe nothing there will be no fine.
Two years ago I overpaid my taxes by $1300. I pay quarterly, and have to do estimated tax payments. I overpaid them $1300, HOWEVER the payments were not equal. The first part of the year I made less money, so I paid less. Six months after I filed I got a letter from the IRS. I was being assessed a penalty. Because I paid them in unequal payments, I owed them $200, despite the fact that I had overpaid them by $1300.
The moral of this story, is never, ever underestimate the unfairness of a beauracratic machine which is charged with the task of taking from one group and giving to another.


that is an excellent point, however, i've noticed a difference in how the IRS goes after business as opposed to private individuals.
Mid-July, and likely they will require your payment before you get your refund. They will not pay you interest on money owed to you, but most likely will require interest and penalties from you. Expect increased IRS scrutiny over the next three years.
Oh,this started with the last year me & my ex filed together...it's been the devil since for me. They questioned something he had put down for deductions & I couldn't get proof,due to the privacy act. Well,who do you think they came after....me....I paid it $4,800 worth & they haven't left me alone since. That's why I got so outraged over recieving my forms back because of a $.17 lack of postage....thanks for your input...you are so right...

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