How to say that something happens in the future related to a particular date?

Fines are issued in the future ??? as related to the date of first missed payment ???

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    You can say "Fines are issued 5(/6/7/...) days(/weeks/...) following/after the day/date of the first missed payment."
    – MorganFR
    Jun 9, 2016 at 14:09
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    Penalties are imposed is a more appropriate expression for a finance agreement: a fine normally relates to breaking the law, where a penalty can also be used about a breach of some financial rule. dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/penalty
    – JavaLatte
    Jun 9, 2016 at 14:15

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To specify a particular date the prepostion "on" is usually used

Failure to receive payment will result in fines on or after the 20th of the month.
Your assignments are due on August 30th.

"On" is used to designate a specific time, "by" may be used to signify the time before and including the "on" time, "after" would be used for any time post the "on" time.

Our meeting is on the 10th.
The meeting presentation needs to be finished by the 9th.
After the 10th, it will be too late.

  • @SovereignSun +1 Typo. Fixed now.
    – Peter
    Dec 12, 2016 at 8:25

One of my credit card bills contains this verbiage:

Late Payment Warning: If we do not receive your Total Minimum Payment by the date listed above, you may have to pay a late fee of up to $37.00 and your APRs may be increased up to the Penalty APR of 29.99%.

I would use something like that (or exactly that) for my contract, were I drafting one.

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