Thu Jan 17, 2019, 11:40 AM

U.S. IRS to waive 2018 penalties for under-withheld taxpayers

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. government tax agency said on Wednesday it would not impose penalties on many taxpayers who had too little federal income tax withheld from their pay last year, or who paid less than their estimated tax liabilities.

In a concession that follows a sweeping U.S. tax overhaul enacted in late 2017, the Internal Revenue Service lowered its threshold for waiving the penalty to help taxpayers affected by tax law changes ushered in by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Tax penalties will be waived generally for taxpayers who have paid at least 85 percent of their total liability through withholding, quarterly estimated tax payments or a combination of the two, the IRS said. The threshold is usually 90 percent.

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Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:25 PM

1. Another Trump win -- some sympathy from the Devil


This is the correct call - a LOT changed and is still being interpreted.

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