eFile Your Taxes Until Oct. 16, 2023: StartIT Now

Tax Penalty Pages

IRS Tax Return Penalty and Interest Calculator

You can still eFile your 2022 Tax Return(s) until October 16, 2023. You may, however, face tax penalties if you owe taxes and file after the deadline. 2023 Income Tax Returns are due on April 15, 2024, some State Tax Return deadlines are in May.

  • Tax Tip: File Something (Return or Extension) Even If You Can't Pay Anything! This would eliminate the late filing penalty, which is generally higher than the late payment penalty. Start and eFileIT!  Furthermore, you do not have to pay taxes when you file your return, you can file first and then pay later either by check in the mail or directly on the IRS payment page and/or the associated State payment pages.

Use the eFile.com Late Filing and/or Late Payment Calculator - PENALTYuctor - tool below to calculate any penalties or interest you might owe the IRS due to a missed deadline or late payment. Learn more about tax penalties and how they apply to you. Note: 2019, 2020 tax year late filing penalties are included in this calculator, even though the IRS has waived this penalty for most of 2019, 2020 tax returns.

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IRS Penalties

There are two types of tax penalties: filing late and paying late. IRS penalties only apply when you owe taxes; if you are owed a refund or do not owe any taxes, there is no penalty for filing late. File your returns as soon as possible if you owe taxes. At the very least, file or e-file a tax extension to reduce the late filing penalty, as it is significantly higher than the late payment penalty. The penalty for not doing your taxes is typically around 5% of the tax you owe, increasing by 5% each month until reaching a maximum failure to file penalty of 25%. e-File your taxes in the year they are due so you never have to worry about accruing late penalties or filling out paper forms.

Important: The IRS has waived most late filing penalties for 2019, 2020 tax returns.