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Answered: August 27, 2020 10:38 pm

I’m having trouble paying my taxes. What interest does the IRS charge on the outstanding amount?

The IRS interest rate on underpayments is set quarterly. For the third quarter of 2020 (July 1 through September 30), the rate for an individual is 3%. Interest compounds daily. It’s wise to request an installment payment agreement to get outstanding taxes under control. Interest will continue to accrue on the balance, but eventually, the debt will be gone.

Tax Glossary

Qualified plan

A retirement plan that meets tax law tests and allows for tax deferment and tax-free accumulation of income until benefits are withdrawn. Pension, profit-sharing, stock bonus, employee stock ownership, and Keogh plans and IRAs may be qualified plans.

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