26 USC 6693 - Failure to provide reports on certain tax-favored accounts or annuities; penalties relating to designated nondeductible contributions

(a) Reports 

(1) In general 
If a person required to file a report under a provision referred to in paragraph (2) fails to file such report at the time and in the manner required by such provision, such person shall pay a penalty of $50 for each failure unless it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause.
(2) Provisions 
The provisions referred to in this paragraph are
(A) subsections (i) and (l) of section 408 (relating to individual retirement plans),

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(B) section 220 (h) (relating to Archer MSAs),
(C) section 223 (h) (relating to health savings accounts),
(D) section 529 (d) (relating to qualified tuition programs), and
(E) section 530 (h) (relating to Coverdell education savings accounts).

This subsection shall not apply to any report which is an information return described in section 6724 (d)(1)(C)(i) or a payee statement described in section 6724 (d)(2)(X).

(b) Penalties relating to nondeductible contributions 

(1) Overstatement of designated nondeductible contributions 
Any individual who
(A) is required to furnish information under section 408 (o)(4) as to the amount of designated nondeductible contributions made for any taxable year, and
(B) overstates the amount of such contributions made for such taxable year,

shall pay a penalty of $100 for each such overstatement unless it is shown that such overstatement is due to reasonable cause.

(2) Failure to file form 
Any individual who fails to file a form required to be filed by the Secretary under section 408 (o)(4) shall pay a penalty of $50 for each such failure unless it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause.
(c) Penalties relating to simple retirement accounts 


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(1) Employer penalties 
An employer who fails to provide 1 or more notices required by section 408 (l)(2)(C) shall pay a penalty of $50 for each day on which such failures continue.
(2) Trustee and issuer penalties 
A trustee or issuer who fails
(A) to provide 1 or more statements required by the last sentence of section 408 (i) shall pay a penalty of $50 for each day on which such failures continue, or
(B) to provide 1 or more summary descriptions required by section 408 (l)(2)(B) shall pay a penalty of $50 for each day on which such failures continue.
(3) Reasonable cause exception 
No penalty shall be imposed under this subsection with respect to any failure which the taxpayer shows was due to reasonable cause.
(d) Deficiency procedures not to apply 
Subchapter B of chapter 63 (relating to deficiency procedures for income, estate, gift, and certain excise taxes) does not apply to the assessment or collection of any penalty imposed by this section.