Avoid Costly Late Filing Penalties
If you fail to file either a tax extension or tax return by the appropriate filing deadline (March 15, 2018 for most businesses and April 17, 2018 for most individuals), the IRS will charge interest and penalties on any unpaid Federal taxes. If you do not file and you owe tax, the failure-to-file penalty is 5% per month (up to 5 months) of the amount due. If your return is more than 60 days late, you may be subject to a $205 minimum penalty. The IRS will also impose a failure-to-pay penalty of 0.5% per month (up to 25%) of the amount due if you file a return or extension, but don’t pay all your taxes on time.