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Payment Options - Ways To Make a Payment


Payments can be made by several electronic payment options, check, money order, cashier’s check, or cash.

Electronic Payment Options:

Taxpayers can authorize an electronic funds withdrawal when using IRS e-file to file their return, use a credit or debit card, or enroll in the U.S. Treasury’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). The electronic funds withdrawal and EFTPS options are free!

Electronic payment options give taxpayers an alternative to paying taxes by check or money order. Payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Electronic payment options are convenient, safe and secure.

For more information visit Electronic Payment Options for Individuals and Businesses

To enroll in EFTPS:

  • Visit EFTPS or
  • Call 1-800-555-4477
  • Publication 966, The Secure Way to Pay Your Federal Taxes (PDF)

Payments by check, money order, or cashier’s check, should:

  • Be made payable to United States Treasury (or U.S. Treasury)
  • Include the social security number or employer identification number, tax period, and related tax form number
  • Be mailed to the address listed on the notice or instructions

Cash payments can only be made in person at a local IRS Office. Do not send cash through the mail. Due to staffing limitations, not all local IRS offices accept cash. Please check the Services Provided page for the local IRS office at Contact My Local Office.

References/Related Topics

  • Filing Late and/or Paying Late
  • Getting Free Help
  • Where to File Paper Tax Returns - With or Without a Payment
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 2013-07-31