New 2008 C-Corp
I started a new LLC in NJ July 2008, during the creation of my LLC I elected to be taxed as a C-Corp (on the advice of my account). My new business has not generated any income yet. I'm creating new products and they are not ready for market yet but I anticipate completing this task shortly. I anticipate a profit in 2009 (maybe 10K).
My accountant just completed my 2008 business taxes, I do not owe any Federal taxes but I do own NJ the minimum + 2008 estimated taxes penalty.
Here my question: My accountant explained I must pay a $25 penalty for not paying NJ 2008 estimated taxes. He prepared my 2008 taxes so I will pre-pay for 2009. So, it appears if I had pre-paid in 2007 for tax year 2008 estimated taxes I would have avoided this penalty but I create my entity in 2008 not 2007 so how could I pre-pay. Is this a valid penalty for me to pay or should I ask my accountant to remove this?