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Still haven’t filed your 2019 tax return? Penalties are about to get steeper


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Penalties are about to get approach steeper for taxpayers who nonetheless have not filed a 2019 revenue tax return and owe the IRS a stability.

July 15 was the deadline to submit your return and pay any taxes owed, because the Treasury Division pushed again the due date in gentle of the coronavirus pandemic.

Whereas taxpayers can ask for a submitting extension till Oct. 15, they nonetheless wanted to pay Uncle Sam by July 15.

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Usually, taxpayers who fail to file on time face a penalty of 5% of the unpaid tax for every month or a part of a month that the return is late, up to 25% of the unpaid tax. Curiosity additionally accrues on taxes that are not paid by the July 15 due date.

Penalties are about to go up for some taxpayers who proceed to sit on their late returns, in accordance to an announcement from the IRS.

That is as a result of a minimal penalty of $435 or 100% of the unpaid tax — whichever is much less — applies after a tax return is greater than 60 days late. This 12 months, these penalties kick in after Sept. 14.

Failure to pay the IRS on time additionally comes with a hefty value: a penalty of 0.5% of the unpaid tax for every month or a part of a month that you simply’re late — up to a most of 25% — till you pay the stability in full.

People who are due a refund face no penalties if they’ve a late tax return.

Nonetheless, they can not acquire their verify from Uncle Sam till they submit the return for that 12 months.

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