I have a question about tax extension payments. When I request extension of tax payments, what should I count as my tax payments?
An extension can allow you more time to file, but it does not allow more time to pay taxes due. You must estimate your taxes and subtract what you have already paid. Tax payments are the payments you’ve already made that include:
- Withholdings from your paychecks
- Estimated payments you made during the year
To figure your balance due or refund:
- Figure your taxes.
- Subtract the tax payments you already made.
When you file an extension using Form 4868, the IRS expects you to pay the taxes you owe at that time.
What triggers the IRS to audit a tax return? Learn how common tax mistakes and errors can be a red flag and affect your chances of being audited by the IRS.
Find the current percentages for federal income tax rates, capital gains tax rates, Social Security tax rates and more from the tax experts at H&R Block.
The key to understanding your w-2 form is decoding the boxes and numbers. Learn how to read your w-2 form with this box-by-box infographic from H&R Block.
The tax experts at H&R Block outline how students and parents can file Form 8863 and document qualified expenses. Read about Form 8863 here.