Apply Online for a Payment Plan

If you are a qualified taxpayer or authorized representative (Power of Attorney) you can apply for a payment plan (including installment agreement) online to pay off your balance over time.

Once you complete your online application you will receive immediate notification of whether your payment plan has been approved.

Individual Payment Plan

Your specific tax situation will determine which payment options are available to you. Payment options include full payment, a short-term payment plan (paying in 120 days or less) or a long-term payment plan (installment agreement) (paying monthly).

You may qualify to apply online if:

  • Long-term payment plan (installment agreement): You owe $50,000 or less in combined tax, penalties and interest, and filed all required returns.
  • Short-term payment plan: You owe less than $100,000 in combined tax, penalties and interest.

If you are a sole proprietor or independent contractor, apply for a payment plan as an individual.

Note: Setup fees may be higher if you apply for a payment plan by phone, mail, or in-person. Get more information on other payment plan options and fees.

Starting November 14, 2021, IRS usernames that were only used to access payment plans (Online Payment Agreement) can’t be used to sign in anymore. You will be prompted to create an account with ID.me and will need photo identification.

If you are applying for a direct debit payment plan, you will need your bank routing and account numbers.

If you recently filed your tax return or your return was examined but have not received a balance notice from the IRS, you will need the balance due shown on your return.

If we approve your payment plan, one of the following fees will be added to your tax bill. 

Plan Options and Costs

Pay Now

  • $0 setup fee
  • No future penalties or interest added

Pay amount owed in full today directly from your checking or savings account (Direct Pay)  or by check, money order or debit/credit card.
Fees apply when paying by card.

Short-term Payment Plan (120 days or less)

  • $0 setup fee
  • Plus accrued penalties and interest until the balance is paid in full
After applying for a short-term payment plan, you can pay the amount owed directly from your checking or savings account (Direct Pay) or by check, money order or debit/credit card.
Fees apply when paying by card.

Long-term Payment Plan (Installment Agreement)  (Pay monthly)

Pay monthly through automatic withdrawals

  • $31 setup fee (low income: setup fee waived)
  • Plus accrued penalties and interest until the balance is paid in full
Pay amount owed through Direct Debit (automatic payments from your checking account), also known as a Direct Debit Installment Agreement (DDIA). This is required if your balance is more than $25,000.


Pay each month (non-Direct Debit)

  • $149 setup fee (low income: $43 setup fee that may be reimbursed if certain conditions are met)
  • Plus accrued penalties and interest until the balance is paid in full

After applying for a long-term payment plan, pay amount owed through non-Direct Debit (not automated) monthly payments, including payments directly from your checking or savings account (Direct Pay) or by check, money order or debit/credit card.
Fees apply when paying by card.

Revise an Existing Payment Plan (Installment Agreement) or Reinstate After Default

  • $10 fee, which may be reimbursed if you are identified as low income and certain conditions are met.

Get more information on other payment agreement options and fees.

Reviewing a Payment Plan

You can view details of your current payment plan (type of agreement, due dates, and amount you need to pay) by logging into the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below.

What You Can Change Using the Online Payment Agreement Tool

You can use the Online Payment Agreement tool to make the following changes:

  • Change your monthly payment amount
  • Change your monthly payment due date
  • Convert an existing agreement to a Direct Debit agreement
  • Change the bank routing and account number on a Direct Debit agreement
  • Reinstate after default

You can log into the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below.

How To Revise an Online Payment Plan

Log in to the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below. On the first page, you can revise your current plan type, payment date, and amount. Then submit your changes.

If your new monthly payment amount does not meet the requirements, you will be prompted to revise the payment amount. If you are unable to make the minimum required payment amount, you will receive directions for completing a Form 9465 Installment Agreement Request PDF and Form 433-F Collection Information Statement PDF.    

To convert your current agreement to a Direct Debit agreement, or to make changes to the bank account associated with your existing Direct Debit agreement, enter your bank routing and account number. 

If your plan has lapsed through default and is being reinstated, you may incur a reinstatement fee.

To apply as Power of Attorney (POA) for an individual, you need to log in with your IRS username or ID.me credentials (see What do you need to apply for a payment plan?)

For the individual you are representing, you will need:

  • Taxpayer's Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
  • Your Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number
  • Caller ID from the taxpayer's notice or POA's signature date on Form 2848
  • If the taxpayer’s return was recently filed or examined, you may also need the taxpayer’s:
    • Balance due amount
    • Secondary taxpayer’s SSN or ITIN (if applicable)
    • Adjusted Gross Income for most recent return on file
    • Tax year examined (if applicable)

Apply/Revise as Individual Apply/Revise as Individual POA

Business Payment Plan

Your specific tax situation will determine which payment plan options are available to you. Payment options include full payment or a long-term payment plan (installment agreement) (paying monthly).

You may qualify to apply online, if:

  • Long-term payment plan (installment agreement): You have filed all required returns and owe $25,000 or less in combined tax, penalties, and interest.

If you are a sole proprietor or independent contractor, apply for a payment plan as an individual.

Note: Setup fees may be higher if you apply for a payment plan by phone, mail, or in-person. Get more information on other payment plan options and fees.

To apply as a business, you need to log in with your IRS username or ID.me credentials (See What do you need to apply for a payment plan?)

You also need:

  • Your Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Date the business was established (MM/YYYY)
  • Your Caller ID from notice
  • If you recently filed your tax return or your return was examined but have not received a balance notice from the IRS, you also need:
    • Business address from most recently filed tax return
    • Balance due amount
    • Tax form filed or examined
    • Tax period filed or examined

If we approve your payment plan, one of the following fees will be added to your tax bill. 

Plan Options and Costs

Pay Now

  • $0 setup fee
  • No future penalties or interest added

Pay amount owed in full today, electronically online or by phone using Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)  or by check, money order or debit/credit card.
Fees apply when paying by card.

Long-Term Payment Plan (Installment Agreement)  (pay monthly)

Pay monthly through automatic withdrawals

  • $31 setup fee
  • Plus accrued penalties and interest until the balance is paid in full
Pay amount owed through Direct Debit (with automatic payments from your checking account), also known as Direct Debit Installment Agreement (DDIA). This is required if your balance is more than $10,000.


Pay each month (non-Direct Debit)

  • $149 setup fee
  • Plus accrued penalties and interest until the balance is paid in full
After applying for a payment plan, pay amount owed through non-Direct Debit (not automated) monthly payments, including paying electronically online or by phone using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System(EFTPS) or by check, money order, or debit/credit card.
Fees apply when paying by card.

Revise an Existing Payment Plan (Installment Agreement) or Reinstate After Default

  • $10 fee

Get more information on other payment agreement options and fees.
 

Reviewing a Payment Plan

You can view details of your current payment plan (type of agreement, due dates, and amount you need to pay) by logging into the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below.

What You Can Change Using the Online Payment Agreement Tool

You can use the Online Payment Agreement tool to make the following changes:

  • Change your monthly payment amount
  • Change your monthly payment due date
  • Convert an existing agreement to a Direct Debit agreement
  • Change the bank routing and account number on a Direct Debit agreement
  • Reinstate after default

You can log into the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below.

How To Revise an Online Payment Plan

Log in to the Online Payment Agreement tool using the Apply/Revise button below. On the first page, you can revise your current plan type, payment date, and amount. Then submit your changes.

If your new monthly payment amount does not meet the requirements, you will be prompted to revise the payment amount. If you are unable to make the minimum required payment amount, you will receive directions for completing a Form 433-B Collection Information Statement for Businesses PDF and how to submit it.

To convert your current agreement to a Direct Debit agreement, or to make changes to the bank account associated with your existing Direct Debit agreement, enter your bank routing and account number. 

If your plan has lapsed through default and is being reinstated, you may incur a reinstatement fee.

To apply as Power of Attorney (POA) for a business, you need to log in with your IRS username or ID.me credentials (see What do you need to apply for a payment plan?)

You also need:

  • Taxpayer's Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Your Centralized Authorization File (CAF) number
  • Caller ID from the taxpayer's notice or POA's signature date on Form 2848
  •  If the taxpayer’s return was recently filed or examined, you may also need:
    • Business address of most recently filed tax return on file
    • Tax form filed or examined
    • Tax period filed or examined
    • Balance due amount

Apply/Revise as Business Apply/Revise as Business POA

 

System Availability

Monday to Friday:
6 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET

Saturday:
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET

Sunday:
6 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET

The system will only be available during times above; please return to the system during system availability to use the Online Payment Agreement application.