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Pay the penalty or interest for a late payroll tax payment in QuickBooks Online

by Intuit Updated 5 months ago

If you pay your payroll tax after the due date (sometimes called the delinquent date), you'll owe a penalty and interest.

Important: In most cases, you should not add the penalty or interest to the tax payment. Instead, you should pay it separately. This:

  • Helps the agency reconcile your tax payments correctly.
  • Helps you get the most recent penalty and interest amount from the tax agency. (For this reason, we do not calculate the penalty or interest.)

Make your payments

  1. Pay the tax amount we show you as usual.
  2. Contact the tax agency for assistance in calculating the penalty and interest.
    • For federal tax information, go to the Interest and penalties page of the Canada Revenue Agency's (CRA) website. For provincial tax information, check with your provincial agency.
  3. Pay the penalty and interest.
    • For federal taxes, pay the penalty and interest through the CRA.
    • For provincial taxes, it's different for each province. You'll find out from the tax agency when you contact them in step 2.

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