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Filing Your 2013 Taxes in 2017: What Late Fees to Expect

Posted by on January 28, 2015
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Filing Your 2013 Taxes in 2017: What Late Fees to Expect

Nip those IRS late fees in the bud before they make you sick!

Tax time creeps up on all of us like a bad head cold. You know it’s coming. There are ways to prevent it from getting out of hand. But, you can’t avoid it completely.

There are a variety of reasons why you’ve put off filing your 2013 taxes until now. Maybe you:

  1. haven’t found the time
  2. don’t know how to file 2013 taxes late
  3. are avoiding those nasty IRS late fees
  4. All of the above…


Whichever answer you chose, you’ll be happy to hear that filing 2013 taxes is super easy and straightforward with PriorTax. No headaches involved.


You’ll only face IRS late fees for filing your 2013 taxes in 2017 if you have tax due.

If you are expecting a 2013 tax refund, then you will not face any late penalty fees from the IRS. That being said, you only have until April 15, 2017 to actually claim the refund. After that, the IRS will NOT release your money under any circumstances. File sooner rather than later to avoid this! If instead, you have tax due, you should definitely know that it’s a terrible idea to avoid filing your late 2013 taxes just because you’re afraid of the late fees.

The IRS late fees increase as time passes. The late filing penalty is 5% of your tax due total for each month your return is late, up to 25%.


For example, let’s say that your total tax amount due to the IRS is $2,500.

You would accumulate a $125 penalty fee per month that it goes unpaid. 

This is on top of what you owe already.

25% of $2,500 is $625 (AKA your total possible penalty fee) 


As you can see, putting off filing 2013 taxes late because you’re avoiding late fees is a way to dig yourself into a deeper hole. The longer you wait, the more you’ll end up handing over in late fees.


If you’re expecting a refund from the IRS, file ASAP.

With a refund coming from your 2013 taxes, there’s no reason to wait any longer to file. You won’t face any IRS late fees. However, you should keep in mind that you won’t be able to claim your 2013 refund forever. The IRS has a three-year statute of limitations, causing the deadline to claim a 2013 refund to be April 15, 2017.


File Your 2013 Taxes Online Today

If you can’t pay your tax due total, at the very least, file today and pay your tax bill later. The late filing penalty can be 10 times higher than the late payment penalty.

You’ll have to file sooner or later, why not get it over with?

Filing your late 2013 taxes with PriorTax is hassle-free. You won’t have to worry about gathering together 2013 Tax Forms or wasting your day entering your 2013 tax information. To get started, create an account on PriorTax.

The longer you wait, the more you’ll end up handing over to Uncle Sam… Don’t delay.

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