Tax – Taxpayers penalties

Late filing penalty

If you do not file a return by the due date.

Late payment penalty

A payment to IRD posted or delivered after due date.

Interest charges

Interest on any underpaid tax owing. Charged at market interest rates.

Shortfall penalty

If you have paid tax on an understatement of tax. ie the correct amount of tax is higher than the amount you paid. These penalties can be as high as 150% and may include imprisonment for serious instances of evasion.

EMS non-payment penalties

If you file an employer monthly schedule but do not pay the full amount payable as per that schedule. Penalties are in addition to any other penalties that may also then be payable.

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