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    Neglected to e-file client return by April 17

    I recently discovered I neglected to transmit a client's return back in April. I fulfilled supplying the client with his copies, instructions and payment due vouchers. Payments were made by he deadline. I believe while waiting for the signature forms to be returned, I accidently marked the returns as completed in error. It simply fell through the cracks. I wound up transmitting their federal & state returns Oct 31, when the error was discovered. What should I expect as the repercussions? Will the FTA work if a late filing penalty is assessed? I am so upset about this, as you can imagine.

    #2
    I would note worry to much if all payments were made by April 18th. Doubt if you or your client will hear anything from the IRS. Not sure about your State. Ohio is very forgiving as long as you don't owe them.

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      #3
      Many "elections" need to be made by the due date of the return. Assuming that an extension was not filed, filing late could void some "elections" that were made (including elections made by just doing it, such as choosing the Standard Mileage Rate for a new vehicle).

      Other than that, it is unlikely to have any problems

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        #4
        Thanks for your input. Iím sure that will never happen again. Lesson learned!

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