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Extension of Time for Paying Tax

If you can show that timely payment of your upcoming tax liability will cause you undue financial hardship, you or your authorized representative (power of attorney) may request an extension of time to pay.



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All forms and documents must be signed by an individual who has legal authority to sign documents for the taxpayer.

  • If signing authority or power of attorney forms are not already on file with TTB, you may send an amendment in Permits Online to have them added. (Note: If the amendment is pending when you send your request for an extension of time for paying tax, please reference the Permits Online tracking number.)
  • Alternatively, you may send Signing Authority or Power of Attorney forms together with your request for an installment agreement.

Similarly, we can only discuss a request with an individual who has power of attorney or signing authority on file with TTB that authorizes such communication.


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If you have questions about payment options, please contact us online, or call our toll-free number at 877-882-3277 (877-TTB-FAQS), Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

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Page last updated: April 8, 2022
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