As the end of the year approaches, you may want to consider electronic payment options if you owe taxes. When paying electronically, you select the date to submit your payment and receive instant confirmation. And, the IRS offers you several convenient options:
- IRS Direct Pay is free, and you can securely pay your taxes online directly from your checking or savings account without any fees or pre-registration. Schedule payments up to 30 days in advance and receive instant confirmation that you submitted your payment. With Direct Pay, you can view details on your payment, and you can change or cancel your payment using the Look-Up a Payment feature up to two business days before the payment date.
- Debit or credit card. Both paper and electronic filers can pay their taxes by phone or online through any of several authorized debit and credit card processors. Though the IRS does not charge a fee for this service, the card processors do.
- You can use the IRS2Go mobile app to pay with IRS Direct Pay and debit or credit card.
- The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System is free and gives you a safe and convenient way to pay individual and business taxes by phone or online. With EFTPS, you can pay various types of taxes year-round. You first must enroll in EFTPS and receive your PIN.
If you can’t pay your tax bill in full, a payment plan may be an option. Most individual taxpayers can set up a payment plan online at IRS.gov/online-payment-agreement application.
You can make a payment, apply for an installment agreement and find more information about payment options at IRS.gov/payments.