If you have a tax bill you can’t pay, the IRS can help

April 3, 2023

If you can't pay your tax bill by the April 18, 2023 deadline, don't panic. The IRS offers several options to help you meet your tax obligations.

You should file your tax return by the April 18, 2023, deadline – even if you can't pay your full tax bill. Making a payment, even a partial payment, will help limit penalty and interest charges. Watch Avoiding Interest and Penalty Charges for more information. This video is also available in Spanish, Chinese and Korean.

If you're struggling to pay your taxes, IRS also offers payment options such as online payment plans that let you pay over time.

If you're an eligible victim of recent natural disasters, you may have an automatic extension of time to make various tax payments. Visit IRS.gov/disasters to get more information and see if you qualify.