On April 9, 2020, the IRS issued Notice 2020-23 which has added to the due date postponement of filing and payment obligations to include those due on or after April 1, 2020 and before July 15, 2020. This notice expands on Notices 2020-18 and 2020-20.
Taxpayers are required to pre-pay their taxes through payroll withholding, estimated tax payments or a combination of the two. Employees generally accomplish this through withholding, while owners of pass-through entities, self-employed individuals and those with investment income by paying quarterly estimated payments.
Many tax penalties are substantial and can significantly increase the amount you owe the IRS. Penalties can be assessed for various reasons, with some resulting from a taxpayer’s carelessness, overstatement of deductions, failing to report income, or procrastination.