26 U.S. Code § 6679 - Failure to file returns, etc., with respect to foreign corporations or foreign partnerships

(a) Civil penalty
(1) In general
In addition to any criminal penalty provided by law, any person required to file a return under section  [1] 6046 and 6046A who fails to file such return at the time provided in such section, or who files a return which does not show the information required pursuant to such section, shall pay a penalty of $10,000, unless it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause.
(2) Increase in penalty where failure continues after notification
If any failure described in paragraph (1) continues for more than 90 days after the day on which the Secretary mails notice of such failure to the United States person, such person shall pay a penalty (in addition to the amount required under paragraph (1)) of $10,000 for each 30-day period (or fraction thereof) during which such failure continues after the expiration of such 90-day period. The increase in any penalty under this paragraph shall not exceed $50,000.
(b) Deficiency procedures not to apply
Subchapter B of chapter 63 (relating to deficiency procedure for income, estate, gift, and certain excise taxes) shall not apply in respect of the assessment or collection of any penalty imposed by subsection (a).


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “sections”.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 87–834, § 20(c),Oct. 16, 1962, 76 Stat. 1062; amended Pub. L. 91–172, title I, § 101(j)(54),Dec. 30, 1969, 83 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 93–406, title II, § 1016(a)(22),Sept. 2, 1974, 88 Stat. 931; Pub. L. 97–248, title III, § 340(b)(1), (2), title IV, § 405(b), (c)(2),Sept. 3, 1982, 96 Stat. 634, 670; Pub. L. 97–448, title III, § 306(c)(2),Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2406; Pub. L. 105–34, title XI, § 1143(b),Aug. 5, 1997, 111 Stat. 983; Pub. L. 108–357, title IV, § 413(c)(29),Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1509.)
Amendments

2004—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 108–357, § 413(c)(29)(A), which directed substitution of “6046 and 6046A” for “6035, 6046, and 6046A” was executed by making the substitution for “6035, 6046, or 6046A” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 108–357, § 413(c)(29)(B), struck out heading and text of par. (3). Text read as follows: “In the case of a return required under section 6035, paragraph (1) shall be applied by substituting ‘$1,000’ for ‘$10,000’, and paragraph (2) shall not apply.”
1997—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–34reenacted heading without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “In addition to any criminal penalty provided by law, any person required to file a return under section 6035, 6046, or 6046A who fails to file such return at the time provided in such section, or who files a return which does not show the information required pursuant to such section, shall pay a penalty of $1,000, unless it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause.”
1983—Pub. L. 97–448amended language of Pub. L. 97–248, § 405(b), (c)(2), to clarify an ambiguity created by the conflicting language of §§ 340(b)(1), (2) and 405(b), (c)(2) ofPub. L. 97–248. See 1982 Amendment note below.
1982—Pub. L. 97–248, §§ 340(b)(2), 405 (c)(2), as amended by Pub. L. 97–448, § 306(c)(2)(B), substituted “Failure to file returns, etc., with respect to foreign corporations or foreign partnerships” for “Failure to file returns as to organization or reorganization of foreign corporations and as to acquisitions of their stock” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–248, §§ 340(b)(1), 405 (b), as amended by Pub. L. 97–448, § 306(a)(2)(A), substituted “section 6035, 6046, or 6046A” for “section 6046”.
1974—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 93–406substituted “and certain excise” for “chapter 42”.
1969—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 91–172inserted reference to chapter 42 taxes.
Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–357applicable to taxable years of foreign corporations beginning after Dec. 31, 2004, and to taxable years of United States shareholders with or within which such taxable years of foreign corporations end, see section 413(d)(1) ofPub. L. 108–357, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2004 Amendments note under section 1 of this title.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–34applicable to transfers and changes after Aug. 5, 1997, see section 1143(c) ofPub. L. 105–34, set out as a note under section 6046A of this title.
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–448effective as if included in the provisions of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, Pub. L. 97–248, to which such amendment relates, see section 311(d) ofPub. L. 97–448, set out as a note under section 31 of this title.
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–248, title III, § 340(c),Sept. 3, 1982, 96 Stat. 634, provided that: “The amendment made by this section [amending this section and section 6035 of this title] shall apply to taxable years of foreign corporations beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act [Sept. 3, 1982].”
Amendment by section 405(b), (c)(2) ofPub. L. 97–248applicable with respect to acquisitions or dispositions of, or substantial changes in, interests in foreign partnerships occurring after Sept. 3, 1982, see section 407(b) ofPub. L. 97–248, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6046A of this title.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–406applicable, except as otherwise provided in section 1017(c) through (i) ofPub. L. 93–406, for plan years beginning after Sept. 2, 1974, but, in the case of plans in existence on Jan. 1, 1974, amendment by Pub. L. 93–406applicable for plan years beginning after Dec. 31, 1975, see section 1017 ofPub. L. 93–406, set out as an Effective Date; Transitional Rules note under section 410 of this title.
Effective Date of 1969 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 91–172effective Jan. 1, 1970, see section 101(k)(1) ofPub. L. 91–172, set out as an Effective Date note under section 4940 of this title.

 

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