IRS Tax Tips: How to troubleshoot after-tax-day issues

Updated: Sep 3


Tax deadline to file and pay federal income taxes deadline is now behind us. However, some taxpayers still facing certain problems after tax due day. After the tax due day, IRS quickly inform taxpayers with tips for common after-tax-day issues.


1, Status of tax refund

The best way to check the status of tax refund is to go to “ Where’s My Refund?” which is available on IRS.gov or IRS2 Go mobile app.


Taxpayers need to fill in the information as in the form and submit. The tax refund’s status might be check within 24 hours after taxpayer receives the e-file acceptant notification.


Taxpayers who do not have access to IRS.gov or IRS2 Go app can call 800-829-1954 for tax refund information.

2, Paycheck Checkup

Paycheck Checkup can help taxpayers to estimate the right amount of tax withheld and avoid surprises when filing tax next year and possible penalty. IRS Tax Withholding Estimator is recommended for taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup.


The Tax Withholding Estimator is claimed to be a tool on IRS.gov designed to help taxpayers clarify how to have the right amount of tax withheld from their paychecks. It provides workers, retirees, self-employed individuals and other taxpayers a clear, step-by-step method to help determine if there is a need to adjust their withholding and submit a new Form W-4 to their employer. Detailed explanations to withholding is also recommend on the result page of latest update of Tax Withholding Estimator.

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3, Payment Options Review

Deadline for 2019 income taxes filling and payment was 15 July. You can check your balance or view payment options through online accounts at IRS.gov.

4, Tax Return Modification

In case taxpayers detect errors or forgot to enter some information when filing your tax return. IRS suggests that taxpayers should use Interactive Tax Assistant to help determine if these errors and changes should be adjusted to tax return you already filed. Taxpayers can go to “Should I file an amended return” to make decisions on tax filing adjustment.


Errors about filing status, income, deductions and credits are common in tax filing. Taxpayers usually do not need to file an amended return to fix a math error or if they forgot to attach a form or schedule. Normally, the agency will correct the math error and notify the taxpayer by mail. Similarly, the agency will send a letter requesting any missing forms or schedules.


Taxpayers are required to file Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (PDF) on paper. Those expecting a refund from their original return, should not file an amended return before the original return has been processed.


Source: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-taxpayers-can-troubleshoot-common-after-tax-day-issues


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