If you have already completed your return and are ready to file but don't have the money to pay your amount due, you have options. You can file your return now and pay the amount due later.
If you wish to pay the amount due to your state or IRS at a later date, you can elect to do so when you electronically file your return. However, the payment date cannot be after the filing deadline in April.
To file the return and choose the payment date, follow these steps:
- Yes, I'm done with my return(s) and ready to file!
- Under Sign & File, choose or enter the banking account information
- Enter the amount you wish to pay (this does not need to be the full amount you owe)
- Enter the Phone Number
- Enter the Payment Date (must be on or before April 18, 2023)
If you also have a state amount due that you wish to pay by electronic withdrawal, you will be able to enter the date and amount you wish to pay for the state. You will continue the steps of the e-file process until you reach the congratulations screen showing the return has been e-filed.
What if I file after the April deadline?
If you are filing after the April deadline, your payment date cannot be made for a future date. The only date you can choose is the current date.
What happens to my payment if the return is rejected?
If the return is rejected, the payment will be cancelled. But you can complete the payment and e-file process again when e-filing or choose another way to pay the amount due.
If you wish to file your return electronically but pay the amount due by mail, you can do this by selecting Mailed Payment as your payment option. You can pay the amount due by mailing a payment to the taxing agency or you can pay the amount due on the IRS/State website.