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IRS: Official Business Penalty for Private Use, $300 ?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by MIsac, Aug 2, 2014.

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    Hello, I applied for a TIN for my LLC couple of weeks ago, I received a letter from the IRS today has a title "Official Business Penalty for Private Use, $300". What does this means? Should I have to pay a $300 penalty? and for what? I don't understand.
    SEMrush
    Thank you in advance.
     
    MIsac, Aug 2, 2014 IP
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    billzo Active Member

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    What are you referring to? The warning on the outside of the envelope that using the postage for personal use has a penalty?
     
    billzo, Aug 3, 2014 IP
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    MIsac Greenhorn

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    Yes it is on the outside of the letter.
     
    MIsac, Aug 3, 2014 IP
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    browntwn Illustrious Member

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    Certain Government envelopes do not require a postage stamp. It is free for the government to use, and to mail a letter without a stamp, for official business. They put a warning on the envelope to warn people that using a "free" envelope to mail your personal letters is a against the law and is punishable with a fine. The warning is not meant for the recipient of the letter, you, and has no significance unless you use one of those "stamp free" envelopes for personal use. Just as the poster above suggests.

    Hope that clears it up for you.
     
    browntwn, Aug 3, 2014 IP
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    Thank you very much guys, it isn't a penalty.

    Thanks again :)
     
    MIsac, Aug 6, 2014 IP