There are several out there who often forget or probably cannot pay up for their income taxes on time. Even though they file their returns on time, things do not materialize naturally or as expected due to financial problems. There are times when people tend to panic especially when they aren’t informed that there are ways that can be undertaken when it comes to paying the income taxes.
When it comes to the penalties levied on late filing of tax return and late payment of taxes, the latter is known to be lesser than the former, and that is the reason why such an emphasis is laid on filing the taxes first before it is too late. When you fail to file your tax returns, you are to pay 5% of the balance due per month that often goes up to 25%. On the other hand, the failure to pay the taxes on time has a penalty of 0.5% of the balance per month and goes up to 25% depending on the income.