(a) Failure to register or reregister
Every person who is required to register or reregister under section 4101 and fails to do so shall pay a penalty in addition to the tax (if any).
(b) Amount of penalty
The amount of the penalty under subsection (a) shall be—
(1) $10,000 for each initial failure to register or reregister, and
(2) $1,000 for each day thereafter such person fails to register or reregister.
(c) Reasonable cause exception
No penalty shall be imposed under this section with respect to any failure if it is shown that such failure is due to reasonable cause.
(Added Pub. L. 108–357, title VIII, §863(c)(1), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1620; amended Pub. L. 109–59, title XI, §11164(b)(1), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1975.)
2005—Pub. L. 109–59, §11164(b)(1)(C), inserted “or reregister” after “register” in section catchline.
Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 109–59, §11164(b)(1)(A), (B), inserted “or reregister” after “register” wherever appearing.
Effective Date of 2005 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 109–59 applicable to actions, or failures to act, after Aug. 10, 2005, see section 11164(c) of Pub. L. 109–59, set out as a note under section 4101 of this title.
Pub. L. 108–357, title VIII, §863(e), Oct. 22, 2004, 118 Stat. 1620, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [enacting this section and section 6725 of this title and amending sections 7232 and 7272 of this title] shall apply to penalties imposed after December 31, 2004.”