The IRS is working hard to serve you better. One way we're doing it is by offering you access to some of your federal tax account information online. Just visit irs.gov/account to get started. You can access these features: your balance and details if you owe federal taxes, links to pay your taxes with your bank account or by debit or credit card, an option to set up an Online Payment Agreement by selecting "Go to Payment Plans," your recent payment history, your tax records through the "Get Transcript" tool, and key return information from your most recent tax year as originally filed. Your balance will update every 24 hours, usually overnight. After a payment, allow one to three weeks for it to be applied and show in the payment history. To view your account, select the "create" or "view your account button." If you are a first-time user, you must authenticate your identity through the secure access process. If you have a username and password for "Get Transcript" or the "Identity Protection Pin," you can use them to log into your online account. If not, create one on the login page. In addition to the online account, we have several self-service tools and resources for individuals, businesses and tax professionals. Go to IRS.gov/tools.