Request remission of interest or penalties

Interest is charged on unpaid tax liabilities to ensure fairness for taxpayers who do pay on time and the community as a whole.

The penalty provisions encourage taxpayers to take reasonable care in complying with their tax obligations.

We can generally remit (reduce or cancel) interest charges and penalties where this is fair and reasonable.

If you're dissatisfied with an interest charge or a penalty, you can ask us to remit it.

Last modified: 01 Jun 2015QC 33806