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HelenaC
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What if I do not have the money to pay my taxes due? Should I file an extension or just submit my tax return?

Different ways to apply for an IRS installment plan was added to my answer.
HelenaC
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What if I do not have the money to pay my taxes due? Should I file an extension or just submit my tax return?

Submit your return, if it is done. Don't file an extension.

We're in your corner to help you navigate your taxes this year. Here are the steps you can take now to improve your situation.

1. File your taxes by April 18
You are allowed to file your taxes without paying the tax you owe. If you send your tax return on time, you will avoid paying extra for filing late.

2. Pay some of the tax you owe
If you can afford to pay some, send it by April 18. The penalty for not paying your taxes depends on the total tax you owe. If you pay some now, the penalty will be smaller later.

You can make a partial payment with TurboTax. In the File section, select I will mail a check. If you choose to pay with your bank account or credit card, TurboTax will charge the total tax due.

3. Call the IRS and your state tax office
They will work with you to plan how to pay the rest of your tax. If you file your taxes before you call, the IRS might give you extra time or offer an installment plan.

Different ways to apply for an IRS installment plan
Fred 38
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What if I do not have the money to pay my taxes due? Should I file an extension or just submit my tax return?

I'm trying to file my taxes with TurboTax but it's not letting me submit it think I owe the IRS Federal so it's not letting me play with the federal so I'm trying to find out different ways but I can pay so I can submit my taxes

Fred 38
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What if I do not have the money to pay my taxes due? Should I file an extension or just submit my tax return?

I'm trying to submit my taxes with TurboTax but it's not letting me submitted because I think I owe the IRS Federal money I'm trying to figure out another way I can submit it

BillM223
Expert Alumni

What if I do not have the money to pay my taxes due? Should I file an extension or just submit my tax return?

"I'm trying to submit my taxes with TurboTax but it's not letting me submitted because I think I owe the IRS Federal money"

 

What does "it's not letting me" mean? Are you e-filing your return and it's being rejected by the IRS? If so, what is the reject code?

 

Or is TurboTax not allowing you to e-file? If so, what is the message you are receiving? Is this happening in the e-file part of TurboTax or in the Federal Review?

 

Remember that we in the Community cannot see your tax return nor the screen you are on, so help us help you.

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