Penalties - Sales, Use, Withholding, Fuel, and Income Taxes
10% Penalty for Failure to Timely File a Return:
If you do not file your return by the due date and at least 90% of the correct tax is not paid, you owe an additional 10% of the unpaid tax.
5% Penalty for Failure to Timely Pay the Tax Due:
If you file your return on time but do not pay at least 90% of the correct tax due, you owe an additional 5% of the unpaid tax.
You will never be subject to both penalties.
Fuel Tax Only
In addition to the penalties described above, the following two penalties also apply to fuel tax:
- Failure to pay electronically: A penalty of 5% will be added to the tax due if the payment is not received electronically through ePay or ACH Credit as required.
- Failure to use the required method of filing: The tax return information must be reported through the eFile & Pay system. If not, a penalty of 5% of the amount of tax due will be added.
Willful Failure to File a Return
The penalty for willful failure to file a return is 75% of the tax due.
Penalty Exception Provisions
Penalties can be waived only under special circumstances. See Penalty Exception Provisions.
This summary is based on Rule 421.27.