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farhan_ahmad
Level 3

Payment due after filing adjustment but IRS says you don't have anything due

I have unique situation. I made a mistake in 2019 taxes due to which I got some extra refund about $500, I filed adjustment of 1040 when I realized my mistake and paid back the due amount whatever was calculated by Turbo tax. Few months later I got a letter from IRS saying I owe $9.41 due to change in increase/decrease of interest (or whatever) and due date is Jan 2020. I didn't see the letter until I started filing in March and then after realizing I already missed the due date, I called IRS office to find the new amount  and if there are any penalties. They looked up my record and said your account is not showing any due amount. I told them the letter say $9.41 is due, and the guy said something like 'if its under a certain amount we don't chase it'  (don't recall exactly what reason he provided, vaguely recall he said under $25). I was not able to complete the tax in time and filing it now at the eleventh hour 🙂 

 

What's the recommended option to handle this case:

 

a) ignore, since IRS says my account does not show any pending balance

b) contact IRS again 

c) pay like $15 to be on the safe side when filing tax by Friday. If so, where do I enter that amount in Turbo Tax?

 

 

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GeorgeDenseff
Level 6

Payment due after filing adjustment but IRS says you don't have anything due

This has nothing to do with your 2020 tax return and sending a payment with the 2020 return will just result in a lot of questions and confusion.  The $9.41 is a separate issue and you will probably never hear about it again, because someone probably wrote it off, rather than spend time and effort to try to collect it.

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GeorgeDenseff
Level 6

Payment due after filing adjustment but IRS says you don't have anything due

This has nothing to do with your 2020 tax return and sending a payment with the 2020 return will just result in a lot of questions and confusion.  The $9.41 is a separate issue and you will probably never hear about it again, because someone probably wrote it off, rather than spend time and effort to try to collect it.

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MissLil
Returning Member

Payment due after filing adjustment but IRS says you don't have anything due

I agree with George.  This has to do with your 2019 return.  They will probably ignore it. IF you want to be a good citizen, you can send in the money with a voucher for 2019. There is not a deadline for this. If it were more, you might need to pay quickly, but it is not due by 10/15 as that is the deadline for 2020 tax returns. 

farhan_ahmad
Level 3

Payment due after filing adjustment but IRS says you don't have anything due

Thanks @GeorgeDenseff  and @MissLil  

 

now that you've mentioned I am recalling the term the IRS guy used was write-off i.e. for such a small amount they might have write-off instead of chasing it and that's there was nothing due. 

 

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