If you do not file taxes by the deadline, you may face a failure-to-file penalty. If you do not pay taxes owed by the deadline you may have to pay a failure-to-pay penalty which is generally less severe than a failure-to-file penalty as the IRS will work with if you are struggling to pay taxes owed on time. The failure-to-file penalty, however, is usually 5 percent of the unpaid taxes for each month or part of a month that a tax return is late. That penalty starts accruing the day after the tax filing due date and will not exceed 25 percent of your unpaid taxes. Take advantage of our late tax filing services as we will assist you to come out of this situation.

You will not have to pay a late-filing or late-payment penalty if you can show reasonable cause for not filing or paying on time but it is not guaranteed that the IRS will grant your request.

Late Fees if you are Getting a Refund

If you are owed a refund, there is no penalty for filing your tax return late, even without an extension as the penalty for filing late is a percentage of the tax owed. Just remember that you don’t get your tax return until you file. 

Get back in good standing with the IRS

Strategic Tax Solutions LLC, can help you file late tax returns and navigate your options if you are faced with penalties. Contact our accounting firm for a free consultation to help file taxes late. Our late tax filing services will help you to stay on top of things!