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Electronic Funds Withdrawal and Credit or Debit Card Payment Options for Individuals

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File electronically, using IRS e-file, and e-pay at the same time by choosing the electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) option, or the credit or debit card option, if these options are available in your tax preparation software.  

Or, if you file a paper return, consider paying by internet, phone, mobile or tablet using a credit or debit card.

The following types of individual taxes can be paid by electronic funds withdrawal and/or credit or debit card:

Payment Options by Tax Types
Tax Type Electronic Funds
Withdrawal Payment
Option
Credit or Debit Card Payment Option

Form 1040 series U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (current year)

E-file Form 1040 series tax return and simultaneously e-pay via tax preparation software or a tax professional.

E-file Form 1040 series tax return and simultaneously e-pay via tax preparation software or a tax professional.


E-file (or paper-file) tax return and e-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider.

Form 1040 series U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (Past Due) and related Notices (Tax Year 2004 - 2013)

Not applicable E-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider (for taxpayers without an active installment agreement).

Form 1040 Advance Payment of a Determined Deficiency - audit adjustment or under reporter notice (Tax Year 2011 - 2013)

Not applicable E-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider.

Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals

E-file Form 1040 series tax return and simultaneously e-pay up to four Form 1040-ES payments via tax preparation software or a tax professional. (2014/Q1-4) E-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider and, by doing so, simultaneously file Form 1040-ES. (2013/Q4 & 2014/Q1-3)
Form 1040X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (Tax Year 2010 - 2013) Not applicable E-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider.

Form 2350, Application for Extension of Time to File U.S. Income Tax Return (current year)

E-file Form 2350 electronically and simultaneously e-pay via tax preparation software or a tax professional. Not applicable

Form 4868, Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (current year)

E-file Form 4868 electronically and simultaneously e-pay via tax preparation software or a tax professional. E-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider and receive an extension of time to file.
Form 5329, Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts (current year) Not applicable E-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider.

Installment Agreements, (Tax Year 2004 - 2013)

Not applicable E-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider (for taxpayers with an active installment agreement).  A recurring payment option is available to Internet users.

Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (Tax Year 2004 - 2013)

Not applicable E-pay by phone or Internet through a service provider.
  • For electronic funds withdrawal payments, the payment amount may include penalty and/or interest. Some commercial software may compute these amounts; and if not, they can be manually computed. A taxpayer can also choose to wait and be billed for any applicable penalty and/or interest they may owe.
  • Making an electronic payment eliminates the need to submit a voucher such as Form 1040-V.
  • Convenience fees are charged by service providers.  The fee is a deductible business expense, and for an individual expense, taxpayers may deduct the fee as a miscellaneous itemized deduction subject to the 2% limit on Form 1040, Schedule A (see Publication 529).

When Can Electronic Funds Withdrawal and Credit or Debit Card Payments Be Made?

  • Pay by phone or Internet credit or debit card options are available year round.
  • Integrated e-file and e-pay options for credit or debit card payments and EFW payments begin each year in January and ends in December.  However, see below for exceptions.
      • For Form 2350 and Form 4868 the option ends on the return due date (April 15, 2014) for domestic returns, and June 16, 2014 for foreign returns filed by taxpayers who are out of the country.
      • Up to four Form 1040-ES estimated tax payments can be scheduled via the EFW payment option for the quarterly due dates shown below.  A separate payment record is required for each payment. The bank account information can be the same or different for each payment record submitted.
        • April 15, 2014
        • June 16, 2014
        • September 15, 2014
        • January 15, 2015

Additional information is available in the articles below:

Pay Taxes by Electronic Funds Withdrawal

Pay Taxes by Credit or Debit Card

Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)

Electronic Filing Options for Individuals

Download IRS Forms and Instructions

Electronic Payment Options Home Page

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 26-Nov-2014