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Lane
Lane, JD, CFP, MBA, CRPS
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I filed an extension in April 2012 and estimated my tax liability.

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I filed an extension in April 2012 and estimated my tax liability. I also included a payment in the amount of $100.00. I efiled my 2012 return last week, and I will be receiving a refund. However, I realized I failed to report the $100.00 payment toward my 2012 taxes in April. What should I do?

Thank you
Selma

Lane :

Hi Selma,

Lane :

At this point you're probably best off letting the IRS computer system that matches those amounts up ... notify you. (The folks on the front lines have given that info to my clients on other issues just like this one many times) ... Everyone has what's called a 'tax account" at IRS, and if the system doesn't catch it .. and in my experience, it will .. you can ask for a transcript for you tax account here: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Order-a-Transcript ... and send them correspondence or call the taxline number and use it to verify that you have a credit balance on your tax account

Customer:

How long should I wait

Lane :

Their response time REALLY varies with what's going on for any one specific tax year (for example, the govt shutdown is not helping things right now) ... HOWEVER, The account itself would be accurate within two to three weeks at worst if you filed electronically... so I woul wait maybe one month and then get the transcript IF they have't gotten back to you OR you can always try to call the phone line .. but in my experience those folks on the front lines are not very helpful .. let me get you the number ... I also have one more thought ...

Lane :

You can also go to a local field office .. that always provides a LITTL more accountability, but first this:

Lane : IRS Hotlines and Toll-Free Numbers

 


IRS Telephone Lines and Hours of Operation


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IRS Tax Help Line for Individuals
(800)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


Business and Specialty Tax Line
(800)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


Practitioner Priority Service (Practitioners Only)
(866)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


e-Help (Practitioners Only)
(866)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>

e-Help Desk Hours





Refund Hotline
(800)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
Automated service is available 24/7


Forms and Publications
(800)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


National Taxpayer Advocate Help Line
(877)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD): Forms, Tax Help, TAS
(800)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


Electronic Federal Tax Payment System
(800)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
24/7


Tax Exempt and Government Entities (TEGE) Help Line
(877)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., local time


TeleTax Topics and Refund Status
(800)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
24/7


Forms 706 and 709 Help Line
(866)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


Employer Identification Number (EIN)
(800)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


Excise Tax and Form 2290 Help Line
(866)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., ET


Information Return Reporting
(866)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., ET


Disaster or Combat Zone Special Hotline
(866)(NNN) NNN-NNNN/td>
M–F, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., local time


FBAR and Title 31 Help Line

(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr/>(313)(NNN) NNN-NNNN(not toll free)

M–F, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., ET




Customer:

Thank you very much. Have a great day.

Lane :

one more thing, really quickly?

Lane :

Here's the local office locator, if you want to walk-in and ask them that way: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Contact-Your-Local-IRS-Office-1

Lane :

You'e very welcome -


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Good luck with it Selma.

And thanks for the rating!


Also, I just noticed that it looks like our system has blanked out hone numbers ( it does that to protect anonymity here)

Here's the website where you'll find those numbers:

http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/IRS-Hotlines-and-Toll-Free-Numbers


Thanks again,
Lane