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Compliance Handbook

HM Revenue & Customs
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Penalties for Failure to Pay on Time: Rules for specific taxes: Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax (IT & CGT): Penalties: Failure to pay all or part of amounts due - total penalties

The overall penalties for the return period are the total of

  • any initial penalty - 5% on tax unpaid at the penalty date, see CH155120,
  • any 5 month further penalty - 5% on tax unpaid 5 months after the penalty date, see CH155140, and
  • any 11 month further penalty - 5% on tax unpaid 11 months after the penalty date.

See the example at CH155180.