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September 1, 2020

Taxpayers can pay their 2020 estimated tax payments electronically anytime up to and on the due date. The remaining due dates for tax year 2020 estimated taxes are September 15, 2020, and January 15, 2021. IRS provides two free electronic payment options, where taxpayers can schedule their estimated and other federal tax payments up to 365 days in advance. They are Direct Pay and the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).

IRS Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals, includes instructions to help taxpayers figure and pay their estimated taxes. They can also visit to explore other ways to pay online, by phone or with their mobile device and the IRS2Go app.

Direct Pay and EFTPS: These options are both free, and taxpayers can schedule their payments in advance of their due date and receive email notifications about the payment they submit. The IRS continues to remind taxpayers to watch out for email schemes. You will only receive an email from Direct Pay or EFTPS if you've requested the service.

Debit Cards and Digital Wallet: Taxpayers can also pay with a debit, credit card or digital wallet option online or by phone through any of the authorized payment processors. Though the IRS does not charge a fee for this service, the card processors do. The payment processors and their telephone numbers are available on

Cash: Estimated and other federal taxes are also payable with cash at over 26,000 participating, 7-Eleven, CVS, Family Dollar Store, Ace Cash Express and Casey's General Store locations. Find instructions and participating locations at

Taxpayers can view their federal taxes owed, payment history and information from their most current tax return as originally filed at