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26 U.S. Code § 6719 - Failure to register or reregister

(a) Failure to register or reregister

Every person who is required to register or reregister under section 4101 and fails to do so shall pay a penalty in addition to the tax (if any).

(b) Amount of penaltyThe amount of the penalty under subsection (a) shall be—
$10,000 for each initial failure to register or reregister, and
$1,000 for each day thereafter such person fails to register or reregister.
(c) Reasonable cause exception

No penalty shall be imposed under this section with respect to any failure if it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause.

Editorial Notes

2005—Pub. L. 109–59, § 11164(b)(1)(C), inserted “or reregister” after “register” in section catchline.

Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 109–59, § 11164(b)(1)(A), (B), inserted “or reregister” after “register” wherever appearing.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2005 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 109–59 applicable to actions, or failures to act, after Aug. 10, 2005, see section 11164(c) of Pub. L. 109–59, set out as a note under section 4101 of this title.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 108–357, title VIII, § 863(e), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1620, provided that:

“The amendments made by this section [enacting this section and section 6725 of this title and amending sections 7232 and 7272 of this title] shall apply to penalties imposed after December 31, 2004.”