Apology Letter for Late Submission of Report

Apology Letter for Late Submission of Report

An apology letter for late submission of report is an official letter written to your manager explaining why you missed a given deadline to submit documents, work, projects or assignments supposed to be handed in on a specific date. It is important to write such a letter to give honest and detailed reasons for the delays to avoid being penalized or fired.

All employers should learn how to write apology letters for late submission by reading a few samples of the same to learn the format and how the content should be put across.

Letter Format

Apology letter format for late submission of school or business project.

(Your Name)(Your Address)

(Your City)

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To (Position of Your Recipient)

(Company or Organization Name)



(Skip a line)


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Dear Sir

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I am writing this letter with sincere sorrow and kindly asking for an apology for the late submission of (Name of the project) which was to be due and handed in on (Date). I failed to do this because (Write and explain your reasons for the missed deadline here)

(Skip a line before this paragraph) I will be early in the future. (Promise that the missed deadline will not repeat next time)

Kindly receive my sincere apologies. Thank you.

Yours Faithfully,

(Your signature)

(Your name)

(Your Position)

Apology Letter for Late Submission of Report

Given below is sample apology letter for late submission of financial report.

Immaculate Brown652 3rd Lane

Atlanta, Georgia


To the Managing Director,

Rich & Rich Investments

Linus Drive

Atlanta, Georgia


24th September, 2018


Dear Madam,


Kindly receive my sincere apology for submitting the financial report of the business year 2017-2018 that was to be handed in on 22nd September, 2018 at 10.00 AM. I am sorry I failed on the deadline because the financial auditors met very late for the auditing task before they could give me their findings. It wasn’t my wish to inconvenience you and the company at large. On their part, they had technical issues with the computers which were being handled by the IT department and took too long.

I have written the full financial report indicating all the necessary details and have attached the audit papers to the report. I will make sure to inform you next time in case there are going to be delays in submitting any reports. Otherwise this will not happen again in the future.

I really hope that my apology will be accepted. Thank you.

Yours Sincerely,


Immaculate Brown