Paying Federal taxes question - advice please?

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  1. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Okay my son owes the feds some money this year, but he doesn't use paper checks. I am doing his taxes for him - no big deal it takes me about five minutes since he's single and taking the standard deduction.
    I do indeed use paper checks. My plan is to write the IRS a check (as if I were paying my own taxes owed) with his Social Security number and name in the "FOR" section in the lower part of the check.

    Yes I googled this but didn't get a definite answer that didn't start with "when using Turbo Tax" :shakefist:
    I'm not using any online program (okay boomer!) I'm just sending in a hard copy printed 1040 using snail mail like I do every year. Normally he gets money back - but this year he owes a bit to the feds, but he gets money back on his state taxes.

    So to recap - my son will give me the cash next time he visits, and I'll send the IRS a check using my checking account. Has anyone here on wordforge ever done this before? If so, or if you are a tax law expert please help me out here. Thanks!
  2. steve2^4

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    IRS doesn't care who pays. Like you said, be sure to put his SS# on it.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    thanks! That's what I figured. But I do need to send along a 1040-V which is a payment voucher/form which is a change from the last time I had to pay (several years ago). I found that with google. I have a copy of the 1040 instructions but it doesn't address how to actually pay, just where to mail your payment.
    That said I found this part of the voucher instructions hilarious:

    "No checks of $100 million or more accepted. The IRS can’t accept a single check (including a cashier’s check) for amounts of $100,000,000 ($100 million) or more. If you are sending $100 million or more by check, you will need to spread the payments over two or more checks" :shock:

    :lol: um yeah.....if my son owes more than 100 million dollars he might want to hire a professional next tax season!
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    When I used to pay taxes by check, in the for/memo section I'd write "M1A1" or "B2 bomber". :bergman;
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    no problem if you didn't send them more than $100 million! :shrug: Now that you mention it a couple of times when I owed on my state taxes I wrote some snarky comments but they still cashed the check.
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    I was just letting them know what I wanted my few hundred dollars to go toward. :bergman:
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    If you don't file, you don't owe. Only file when they owe you.

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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    oh I'd be willing to bet quite a big chunk of your few hundred went to at least one of those two suggestions! :lol:
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    Chuck is in a Catch-22 when it comes to taxes. Our nation owes such so much to Chuck just for all the unfathomable awesomeness he has bestowed upon us (not to mention keeping us safe from the entire world because his very presence is a deterrent) that if the government paid him what he's worth it would bankrupt the nation.

    Side note COVID-19 is furiously working on a vaccine to protect itself from Chuck. Google it!
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    His bank/CU should be able to give him a few checks on request.
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    oldfella1962 high speed, low drag

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    I ended up taking steve's (if memory serves) advice and just paid with one of my checks and put my son's SSN and name in the lower left remarks section of the check. Then my son can just reimburse me. Yes his bank can give him temporary checks and the IRS might accept that but I know many businesses won't because nothing screams "shady" and "fly by night" like a temporary check. When he put his deposit down on the house he's renting he had to get a money order because the realtor said "not no but hell no" to a temporary check! :lol:
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    Chuck Norris doesn't file a 1040 ... his 1040 files him.

    Hm ... that doesn't have the right ring to it.
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    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    I think I got the template for a Chuck Norris joke confused with the template for a Yakov Smirnoff joke.
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