Form 1098-F, Fines, Penalties and Other Amounts, is a form created by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Form 1098-F is not an assessment.
Under federal law, state government agencies, including the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, must file a Form 1098-F with the IRS to report each final determination assessing penalties of $50,000 or more. The Comptroller’s office also issues a copy of Form 1098-F to the person required to pay the penalties.
Internal Revenue Code section 6050X and Treasury Regulation section 1.6050X-1.
Congress enacted the reporting requirements found in Internal Revenue Code section 6050X in 2017 as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Pub. L. 115-97, title I, Sec. 13306(b)(1) (Dec. 22, 2017). The reporting requirements took effect for penalty assessments due on or after Jan. 1, 2022.
When the Comptroller’s office files a Form 1098-F with the IRS, the Comptroller’s office also sends a copy of the form to the person required to pay the penalty. If you have received a copy of Form 1098-F, it is because the Comptroller’s office reported to the IRS a final determination assessing a tax penalty of $50,0000 or more.
An assessment of tax by the Comptroller's office that cannot be appealed administratively. Final determinations include:
Federal law requires the Comptroller's office to file Form 1098-F with the IRS and furnish a copy of the form to the person required to pay the penalty. The Comptroller's office does not administer the federal income tax and cannot answer questions about filing your own federal income tax return.
Form 1098-F is not a tax assessment. You are not required to respond to the Comptroller’s office.
The Comptroller's office will not issue an amended Form 1098-F if the Comptroller's office waives your penalty after the final determination is issued.
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The Comptroller’s office calculated the amount shown in Box 1 of Form 1098-F, the total amount required to be paid, on December 31, 2022. The amount shown is the total tax assessment, plus penalty and interest. The amount of interest is the total accrued through December 31, 2022. Interest will continue to accrue on any unpaid tax you owe.