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Welcome to Direct Pay!

Use this secure service to pay your taxes for Form 1040 series, estimated taxes or other associated forms directly from your checking or savings account at no cost to you.

You can easily keep track of your payment by signing up for email notifications about your tax payment, each time you use IRS Direct Pay.

  • Email notification will contain the confirmation number you receive at the end of a payment transaction.
  • The IRS continues to remind taxpayers to watch out for email schemes. You will only receive an email from IRS Direct Pay if you’ve requested the service.

If you have already made a payment through Direct Pay, you can use your confirmation number to access the Look Up a Payment feature. You can also modify or cancel a scheduled payment until two business days before the payment date. 

You can also view your payment history by accessing your online account with the IRS.

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Availability: Direct Pay is available during the following hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: Midnight to 11:45 p.m. ET
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. ET

Other outages may occur, and we'll let you know whether Direct Pay is available before you start your session. Thanks for your patience.

Please note that Direct Pay availability has no bearing on your due date, so plan ahead to ensure timely payment.

Amount and frequency limitations:: IRS Direct Pay won't accept more than two payments within a 24-hour period, and each payment must be less than $10 million. For larger electronic payments, use EFTPS or same-day wire.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 14-Jul-2017

Just 5 easy steps to make a payment:

1
Provide your tax
information
2
Verify your identity
3
Enter your payment information
4
Review and electronically sign the transaction
5
Print or record your online confirmation number