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OK, you realize a gain on a stock, maybe, 5K or even 20K.

What's the worse the IRS can do if you don't pay anything until April 15 of the following year?
Is there a point either after you demonstrate a trend year after year (I wish) or depending on the amount owed in the prior year that they place a heavier hand upon your back side?

Or do they simply tack on an extra $125 or so to your debt? And does this penalty negate in every instance any profit you could gain on that money if you reinvested it, assuming you found something profitable? And lastly, does the fact you are deducting losses from this gain mitigate any late penalty they might otherwise impose?

Thanks for your answer in advance
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