Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Do you need to make a tax payment?

If you owe taxes, schedule the earliest payment date to minimize penalties and interest. The IRS offers electronic payment options that are easy and secure. Making tax payments online or with your mobile device is much quicker than paying by mail, and you get immediate confirmation after you submit your payment.

Use the IRS electronic payment option that’s right for you. You can pay your taxes online, by phone or with your mobile device. Visit the payments page for telephone numbers and instructions. If you can’t pay in full immediately, you may qualify for an online payment agreement.

You can securely pay your tax bill or estimated taxes directly from your checking or savings accounts at no cost to you with IRS Direct Pay. You can use the Look Up a Payment feature to view your payment details and status. You can also modify or cancel a payment up until two business days before the payment is scheduled.

From your mobile device try our IRS2Go app and pay with either IRS Direct Pay for free or by debit or credit card through an IRS payment processor for a fee. You can download IRS2Go from Google Play, the Apple App Store or the Amazon App Store.

Another payment option for both individuals and businesses is the Electronic FederalTax Payment System. After you enroll, you can log on to EFTPS and pay various types of federal taxes year-round. Visit or call 800-555-4477 to make your payment.

If cash is your only option, you can use PayNearMe. With Official Payments and PayNearMe, you can pay your taxes at a participating 7-Eleven in your area. Visit for instructions.

You can use your online account to view your amount owed. It’s safe, secure and available through the page. After you log in, you can view your amount owed, 18 months of payment history, access payment options or apply for an installment agreement.

For more information about making payments, online payment agreements and offers in compromise, click the Payments tab on or go to

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