IRS Tax Tip 2017-71, November 6, 2017
The IRS understands that taxpayers who owe money need choices on how they can make payments to the agency. IRS offers three easy ways to pay taxes. Taxpayers can pay online, by phone or with their mobile device using the IRS2Go app. Any time of the year is a good time for taxpayers to explore these payment options.
Additionally, some taxpayers must make quarterly estimated tax payments throughout the year. This includes sole proprietors, partners, and S corporation shareholders who expect to owe $1,000 or more when they file. Individuals who participate in the sharing economy might also have to make estimated payments.
Here are four options for taxpayers who need to pay their taxes. They can:
- Pay when they e-file using their bank account, at no charge from the IRS, using electronic funds withdrawal.
- Use IRS Direct Pay to pay their taxes, including estimated taxes. Direct Pay allows taxpayers to pay electronically directly from their checking or savings account for free. Taxpayers can choose to receive email notifications about their payments. The IRS remind taxpayers to watch out for email schemes. IRS Direct Pay sends emails only to users who requested the service.
- Pay by credit or debit card through a card processor for a fee. Taxpayers can make these payments online, by phone, or using their mobile device with the IRS2Go app.
- Make a cash payment at a participating 7-Eleven store. Taxpayers can do this at more than 7,000 locations nationwide. To pay with cash, visit IRS.gov/paywithcash and follow the instructions.
- Pay over time by applying for an online payment agreement. Once the IRS accepts an agreement, the taxpayers can make their payment in monthly installments.
For a full menu of payment options, taxpayers can visit IRS.gov/payments.