Federal Tax, Tax

Interest Rates to Rise for IRS Penalties

Even IRS penalties are affected by inflation. The IRS just announced that fourth quarter 2022 interest rates for tax overpayment and underpayment will increase by 1%. The interest rate for overpayments will be 6% for most taxpayers and 5% for corporations. If a corporation overpays by more than $10,000, the rate will be 3.5%. The underpayment rate for most taxpayers will be 6%, but large corporations will be penalized at 8%. Most interest is determined quarterly and is based on the federal short-term rate, plus three percentage points (an extra two percentage points for corporate overpayment or half a percentage point for corporate overpayment exceeding $10,000).  Contact us with questions about how these interest rates will affect you and your business.© 2022