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brenda10101981
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Why does my federal refund have what iowe the state deducted from my federal refund when i scheduled the payment to be taken out of my bank? I better not pay twice what i owe the

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xmasbaby0
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Why does my federal refund have what iowe the state deducted from my federal refund when i scheduled the payment to be taken out of my bank? I better not pay twice what i owe the

You misunderstood.

 

 

Your state tax due cannot be paid from your federal refund. 

It is not possible to pay your state tax due from your federal refund, nor is it possible to pay a federal tax due from a state refund.  The federal and state treasuries are completely separate from each other.  You may have seen a TurboTax summary of your federal and state amounts that confused you into thinking one was “paying” the other.  It is not. The ONLY thing you can pay for from a federal refund is your TurboTax fees if you chose that option.  

 

 If you have federal tax due you can pay by mailing your payment with the 1040V voucher, (which has the address printed on it, having the payment taken out of a designated bank account, or you can pay directly on the IRS website. 

 

https://www.irs.gov/payments/direct-pay 

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-payments/help/how-can-i-pay-my-federal-taxes/00/26212

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-payments/help/how-do-i-pay-my-irs-tax-due-with-a-check-or-mone... 

 

You must pay your state tax due using the state’s preferred method of receiving payment.  For most states that will be by making a payment to the state’s own tax website, or by mailing a check or money order.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900884-what-are-my-options-for-getting-my-state-refund-or-for-pay...

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901670-how-do-i-contact-my-state-department-of-revenue

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
lkkll
Level 1

Why does my federal refund have what iowe the state deducted from my federal refund when i scheduled the payment to be taken out of my bank? I better not pay twice what i owe the

I am wondering the same. My federal says $3105 but then my state owed says $332. And on the final ending page, it says “total 2020 tax refund” which is $2773. Now, I did the math and $3105-$332= $2773!!! Please explain to me why the final refund says $2773 because at the end, I only chose $80 fee for the deluxe  edition and I even added my debit card to pay my state $332. I’m just confused because I don’t want to pay state double. And why would it say $2773 total refund if my federal was $3105? I hope this makes sense. 

xmasbaby0
Level 15

Why does my federal refund have what iowe the state deducted from my federal refund when i scheduled the payment to be taken out of my bank? I better not pay twice what i owe the

That summary is just netting out the difference between your federal refund and your state tax due. 

 

 

 

Your state tax due cannot be paid from your federal refund. 

It is not possible to pay your state tax due from your federal refund, nor is it possible to pay a federal tax due from a state refund.  The federal and state treasuries are completely separate from each other.  You may have seen a TurboTax summary of your federal and state amounts that confused you into thinking one was “paying” the other.  It is not. The ONLY thing you can pay for from a federal refund is your TurboTax fees if you chose that option.  

 

 If you have federal tax due you can pay by mailing your payment with the 1040V voucher, (which has the address printed on it, having the payment taken out of a designated bank account, or you can pay directly on the IRS website. 

 

https://www.irs.gov/payments/direct-pay 

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-payments/help/how-can-i-pay-my-federal-taxes/00/26212

 

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/tax-payments/help/how-do-i-pay-my-irs-tax-due-with-a-check-or-mone... 

 

You must pay your state tax due using the state’s preferred method of receiving payment.  For most states that will be by making a payment to the state’s own tax website, or by mailing a check or money order.

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1900884-what-are-my-options-for-getting-my-state-refund-or-for-pay...

 

https://ttlc.intuit.com/questions/1901670-how-do-i-contact-my-state-department-of-revenue

**Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to offer the most correct information possible. The poster disclaims any legal responsibility for the accuracy of the information that is contained in this post.**
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