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January 2019 Archives

IRS to waive some penalties if 2018 tax payments fell short

In most years, the underpayment penalty has applied if you paid less than 90 percent of the tax amount owed. In 2019, you can avoid this penalty if you paid at least 85 percent of what you owed in 2018 through payroll withholdings and/or estimated quarterly payments.

Shutdown affects IRS workers and those awaiting a refund

In its 17th day and entering its third week, the effects of the partial federal government shutdown are being felt both by those who work for the IRS as well as early filers who count on a tax refund. If the shutdown continues for "months or even years," what will happen?