The IRS offers several payment options where taxpayers can pay immediately or make arrangements to pay in installments. They can pay online, by phone or with their mobile device. Visit IRS.gov/payments for payment options, telephone numbers, and easy ways to pay federal taxes.
Taxpayers can easily pay their tax bill directly from a checking or savings account for free with IRS Direct Pay. They will receive instant confirmation when payment is submitted. With Direct Pay, taxpayers can schedule a payment up to 30 days in advance. There’s also the option to change or cancel a payment two business days before the scheduled payment date.
Another easy and secure option is paying with a debit or credit card, online, by phone or with a mobile device. The IRS does not charge a fee but convenience fees apply and vary by the payment processor.
If the taxpayer prefers to pay with their mobile device, they can do so with the IRS2Go app. The taxpayer can pay with Direct Pay or by debit or credit card. IRS2Go is the official mobile app of the IRS. Download IRS2Go from Google Play, the Apple App Store or the Amazon App Store.
The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System is a free service that gives taxpayers a safe and convenient way to pay individual and business taxes online or by phone using the EFTPS® Voice Response System. For enrollment information, visit EFTPS.gov or call 800-555-4477.
Monthly payment agreements are available if the taxpayer needs more time to pay. They can apply for an installment agreement with the Online Payment Agreement tool.
Who’s eligible to apply for a monthly installment agreement online?
- Individuals who owe $50,000 or less in combined tax, penalties and interest and have filed all required returns
- Businesses that owe $25,000 or less in combined tax, penalties and interest for the current year or last year’s liabilities and have filed all required returns
Be sure to use those payment services provided by the IRS through their website at IRS.gov. The IRS will never ask a taxpayer to use any other method to provide payment then those noted on the website. This means they will not have a taxpayer use a store gift card or an Itunes card to submit their tax payment. The IRS will not instruct a taxpayer to go immediately to their bank to process a credit or have payment made to any other payee than the U.S. Treasury. Any deviation from the established payment method in all likelihood is the indicator of a fraudulent collection activity.