IRS Tax Payment Options (ASL) - YouTube video text script
Hi, I’m Andrew and I work for the IRS.
Did you know there are three ways you can pay your federal taxes electronically?
No more checks to write.
No more envelopes and stamps.
And no more special trips to an IRS office to drop off a payment.
First of all, you can use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System or EFTPS online or by phone.
It’s free. It’s available around the clock and it allows you to schedule a payment in advance.
Just go to EFTPS.gov to enroll.
Second, if you e-file your taxes, you can do an electronic funds withdrawal from your checking or savings account.
Most types of tax preparation software and tax professionals allow you to use this method.
Finally, you can choose to pay your taxes using a credit or debit card.
This option is available regardless of whether you file your return electronically or by paper.
Payments can be made by phone, Internet or when e-filing.
There’s a fee charged by the service provider, not the IRS, for this service.
It’s generally based on the amount of the payment and it can vary depending on the service provider.
Of course, if you want to, you can choose to mail your payment to the IRS.
If you do, be sure to make your check out to the United States Treasury, not the IRS.
Just download a copy of Form 1040-V and follow the instructions.
For more information, go to IRS.gov