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今さら〜たところで [いまさら〜たところで] (imasara-tatokorode)
    Meaning: it's already too late, It's no use doing s.t. now
    Example: It's too late to explain why.
    JLPT Level: 1
    Category: grammar
    Author: dc

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This is usually followed by a negative.

 imasara (verb-ta) tokorode, (verb2-nai)
 imasara setsumei shita tokorode, yurusanai.

= its too late to explain - you won't be forgiven
 
(dc)
(Partial) Ref # Kanzen Master Level 1 - p24 - no.24 
(LR)
(Partial) Ref # A Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar p141 
(LR)
Kanzen Master has this listed under ~たところで, which apparently on it's own can also express that the first part of the sentence would be a wasted effort, e.g.
約束の時間にこんなに遅れては、行ってみたところで、だれもいないだろう
(what with it being so late after the agreed time, even if I went now, surely there'd be no one there.)

さらに really emphasizes how late in the day such an ineffective action would be. Nevertheless, keep in the back of your mind that たところで can exist on it's own with a similar meaning.
On past test papers I've had questions that lead with さらに and the correct answer they wanted for the blank that came after was たところで so maybe it's worth learning these as a pair, this will also help you distinguish it from [toshitatokorode toshitatte nishitatokorode] etc. which has a slightly different nuance meaning even though the first part of the sentence is NOT a wasted effort, the final result doesn't satisfy.
 
(LR)
For reference, Dictionary of Advanced Japanese Grammar has this listed under さらに, key sentence D 
(LR)

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ex #3007   今さら説明したところで先生は許してくれないと思う。 
It's too late to explain, I don't think the teacher will forgive you now.  
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(dc)
ex #3980   今さら騒いだところで、どうにもならないよ。後の祭りだよ。 
Yelling about it won't help now . You should have done that when it counted.  
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(Miki)
ex #6961   今さら、戻ったところで、彼はもうおまえを愛しないようになった。  
It’s too late to come back, he no longer loves you.  
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(amenya)
ex #7883   この問題をいまさら議論したところで無意味でしょう 
To discuss the issue at this late stage would be meaningless.  
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(LR)
ex #7884   子供時代に過ごした村を訪ねたいと思っていますが、いまさら行ったところで、古いものは何も残していないでしょうね。  
I'd like to visit the village where I spent my childhood, but even if I went there now after so long, I guess nothing of the old times would still be there.  
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  See Also:  
  • imagoroninatte [dc]
  • tatokorode [Paul]
  • toshitatokorode toshitatte nishitatokorode    (
     also means "even if" but the usage is for things where, doing the first part of the sentence before tatokorode is a fruitless action.
    [toshitatokorode toshitatte nishitatokorode] etc. which has a slightly different nuance meaning even though the first part of the sentence is NOT a wasted effort, the final result doesn't satisfy.) [LR]
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  Comments:  
dcnot sure how this is different from  
MikiThey are almost the same. 
今頃になって説明したところで、…。
今頃になって説明したって、…。
 
Mikiex# can be also said as 今さら騒いでもどうにもならないよ。…。 
Mikiimasara-demo/temo 
A better translation would be " Even if (one) had 〜ed now, ... still ..."  
godfreyI agree with 誠. ex# translation makes more sense as: "Even if you make a fuss now, nothing can be done (about it). It's too late!" 
nickm758I sometimes hear the slang version without the ところで at the end, for example: 「いまさら言うなよ」 

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