Your Account on IRS.gov (ASL) - YouTube video

Hi, I’m Patrick, and I work for the IRS.

The IRS is working hard to serve you better.

One important way we’re doing that is offering you a way to access some of your own tax account information.

Just visit IRS.gov/account to get started.

You can access the following features: your balance and details if you owe federal taxes, links to pay the taxes you owe with your bank account or by debit or credit card, an option to set up an Online Payment Agreement by clicking “Go to Payment Plans,” your payment history for the past 18 months, your tax records online through the “Get Transcript” tool and key information from your current tax return as originally filed.

Your balance will update every 24 hours, usually overnight.

After making a payment, you should allow one to three weeks for it to be applied to your balance and show up in the payment history.

To view your account, as a first-time user, you must authenticate your identity through the secure access process.

If you already have a user name and password for “Get Transcript” or the “Identity Protection Pin,” you can use the same username and password to log into your online account.

If not, you can create one when you’re on the login page.

In addition to the online account, we have several self-service tools and helpful resources available for individuals, businesses and tax professionals.

Just go to IRS.gov/tools.