How to pay your taxes

March 6, 2019

If you owe taxes, the IRS offers several options where you can pay immediately or arrange to pay in installments:

  • Electronic Funds Withdrawal. Pay using your bank account when you e-file your return.
     
  • Direct Pay. Pay directly from a checking or savings account for free.
     
  • Credit or debit cards. Pay your taxes by debit or credit card online, by phone, or with a mobile device.
     
  • Pay with cash. You can make a cash payment at a participating retail partner. Visit IRS.gov/paywithcash for instructions.
     
  • Installment agreement. You may be able to make monthly payments, but you must file all required tax returns first. Apply for an installment agreement through the Online Payment Agreement tool.