26 U.S. Code § 6679 - Failure to file returns, etc., with respect to foreign corporations or foreign partnerships
In addition to any criminal penalty provided by law, any person required to file a return under section  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.
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.
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).
 So in original. Probably should be “sections”.
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. 105–34 reenacted 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. 97–448 amended 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) of Pub. 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.
1974—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 93–406 substituted “and certain excise” for “chapter 42”.
1969—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 91–172 inserted reference to chapter 42 taxes.
Amendment by Pub. L. 108–357 applicable 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) of Pub. L. 108–357, set out as an Effective and Termination Dates of 2004 Amendments note under section 1 of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 97–448 effective 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) of Pub. L. 97–448, set out as a note under section 31 of this title.
Amendment by section 405(b), (c)(2) of Pub. L. 97–248 applicable with respect to acquisitions or dispositions of, or substantial changes in, interests in foreign partnerships occurring after Sept. 3, 1982, see section 407(b) of Pub. L. 97–248, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6046A of this title.
Amendment by Pub. L. 93–406 applicable, except as otherwise provided in section 1017(c) through (i) of Pub. 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. 93–406 applicable for plan years beginning after Dec. 31, 1975, see section 1017 of Pub. L. 93–406, set out as an Effective Date; Transitional Rules note under section 410 of this title.
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