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E-filing Form 1040 and Paying via direct debit after October 15

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Are you able to e-file a Form 1040 (with direct debit) and CA Form 540 after the extension deadline of October 15, 2020?  Or do you have to pay the Federal balance due via irs.gov / mailed check and paper mail the returns?

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Yes you can if you do it before efile shuts down in November. Otherwise you have to file on paper or wait til it reopens in January.

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What date does e-file shutdown in November 2020?

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