Are you looking for free information on the internet about how to get out of paying Form 990 late filing penalties? If so, here are some things to watch out for. There's a lot of wrong information out there. Some sources will tell you that you can't blame your CPA for the fact that your return is late. That's not always true. Other sources will tell you that ignorance of the law is no excuse. False. Other sources will tell you that you need to go ahead and pay the penalty and then try to get your money back later. Yeah, good luck with that. Still, other sources will tell you that you need to use certain buzzwords in your letter. Buzzwords like administrative oversight, inadvertent error, ordinary business care, and prudence. Now, there's nothing wrong with using those words, but just using those words alone is not going to be enough. Look, nothing in life is free. It's either going to cost you time or it's going to cost you money. How much time have you spent already on the web digging around for free information? And if you use that to write your letter, how much confidence are you going to have that you've written the most effective letter possible? I've always felt that it was better to learn from someone who's been down that road before and who can show you in a step-by-step method how to craft a reasonable cause letter that produces results. Form 990 Helped Calm.