- Request an Extension of Time to Pay — Based on the circumstances, a taxpayer could qualify for an extension of time to pay. The IRS is willing to allow extensions of time to pay in order to assist in tax debt repayment, depending on the specific situation. Taxpayers qualifying for an extension of time to pay generally will pay less in penalties and interest than if the debt were repaid through an installment agreement.
- Apply for an Installment Agreement — The IRS may allow taxpayers to pay any remaining balance in monthly installments through an installment agreement. Taxpayers who owe $25,000 or less may apply for a payment plan electronically, or by attaching the proper tax forms to their tax return. Taxpayers must show the amount of their proposed monthly payment and the date they wish to make their payment each month. Taxpayers are required to pay interest plus a late payment penalty on the unpaid taxes for each month or part of a month, after the due date that the tax is not paid.
- Pay by Credit Card — Taxpayers can charge taxes on their American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Discover cards. To pay by credit card, taxpayers should contact one of the service providers at its telephone number or the IRS website. The service providers charge a convenience fee based on the amount of tax the taxpayer is paying.
A: The IRS has a website where you can find out the status of your refund. They will ask for your Social Security Number, your filing status and the refund amount expected. The website is located here: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96596,00.html
The state of Arizona has a website where you can find out the status of your refund. They will ask for your Social Security Number, Filing Status, Zip Code and Tax Year. The website is located here: https://www.aztaxes.gov/default.aspx?target=CheckRefund