Q: is there anyway to fight back against the IRS regarding my situation ?
for 2020 I owed $7200 on April 15th to the IRS but I accidentally dated it for 2021 and now they refuse to transfer the $7,200 from 2021 to 2020. so essentially my $7,200 is just sitting there being unused because im no longer self employed so I no longer need to make quarterly payments. I'm being hit with penalties and interest for taxes that I paid. can they do this and do I have any chance to fight back and win?
I have contacted several tax advocates but they don't answer the phone or return phone calls(probably covid related traffic)
(1) If you can find the right person to talk with in the IRS, your problem should be resolvable. When you contact the IRS, keep asking for the next higher supervisor until you get someone who will work with you.
(2) Other than that, on January 1st, 2022, file your 2021 return, show the $7,200 as well as your withholdings for '21, and request a refund. When you get the refund, immediately send a check back to the IRS for the "unpaid" 2020 taxes.
Oh, and pay attention to how you make out the check, lol. Of course, unless you can find a path under (1), you will still have to pay the accrued interest and penalties. If you don't do that, the IRS will keep on accruing interest and penalties.
Try calling the Taxpayer Advocate. They might be able to help you get this resolved.
Here is a link to find the contact number in your area.
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