Beware slackers – Interests and penalties for late tax returns

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Taxpayers who are late with their tax returns and who owe taxes will be charged interest and late filing penalties.  Interest is charged on the outstanding balance starting the day after the due date of the return and is compounded daily. 

Interest are subject to change quarterly so make sure you check the CRA website regularly for updated rates (http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/ntrst/menu-eng.html).

The late filing penalty is 5% of the outstanding balance, plus 1% of the outstanding balance every month that your return is late, to a maximum of 12 months. 

Remember, prepare your tax returns well ahead of the due date to avoid paying interests and penalties!
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