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HELP! - I Double Paid the IRS


I am having a big issue with my tax payments.  Last week, I paid my federal taxes by credit card (points were > than fees) and paid my state taxes by direct debit.  Today, however, when I look at my bank account I see pending debits for payments to BOTH the federal government and the state government dated today.


My theory as to what happened: back in February when I filed my return through TurboTax, I must have signed up for automatic direct deposit on 4/16 (today) and then forgot that I did that.  Looking back through my emails from then, however, I don't see any receipts or records that I set up such a payment.


I have a few questions:

1. How do I confirm that I did in fact make two payments?  Would TurboTax or the governments have sent me a receipt?

2. I right now think that I have made one payment to the state gov via direct deposit and two payments to the federal gov (direct deposit and cc).  Should I expect a second direct deposit to the govt from my payment last week?

3. How do I get my money back if I did double pay?


Thank you very much for your help.



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HELP! - I Double Paid the IRS

1. First verify the date that you chose for direct debit.

  • Log into your account, scroll down a bit and select, 'add a state'. You aren't really adding a state, just opening up the return.
  • Select Tax Tools, Print Center on the left.
  • Select print, save or preview this year's return.
  • Select the 2017 federal return, then select 'Include government and TurboTax worksheets'. Then preview the forms
  • Scroll the pdf and look for Federal Information Worksheet. Part V has the direct deposit/debit info.

2. If you overpaid your tax, the IRS will send you a refund, most likely via check and not through direct deposit.

3. Wait to see if the IRS self-corrects. If not received, contact IRS directly at 800-829-1040.

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