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If you choose to mail your tax payment:

  • Make your check, money order or cashier's check payable to U.S. Treasury. Enter the amount on the check using all numbers ($###.##), and do not use staples or paper clips to affix your payment to your voucher or return.
  • Include your name, address, daytime phone number, Social Security number (the SSN shown first if it's a joint return) or employer identification number, tax period and related tax form or notice number on your form of payment.
  • Mail your payment to the address listed on the notice or instructions.

Do not send cash through the mail

Check the services provided at your local IRS office to see if cash payments are accepted.

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Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 27-Aug-2015

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