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Prevent Future Tax Liabilities

You can reduce or even eliminate a balance due after filing, by adjusting your withholding amount or making estimated payments. 

The IRS Withholding Calculator can help you adjust the amount withheld from your pay by your employer, in order to reduce or eliminate your balance due. 

Estimated tax is the method you use to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding, such as self-employment income.
(Learn more about estimated tax in this video)

Check Your Balance Due

To see whether a payment has posted or view your overall balance, you can use the Get Transcript tool to request a Tax Account Transcript or Record of Account Transcript. 


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 03-Dec-2014