Pay with Cash at a Retail Partner

The quickest, easiest way to pay IRS is to make a tax payment online. If you prefer to pay in cash, our Service providers partner with VanillaDirect to offer a pay with cash payment option available to taxpayers through participating retail stores.

Features and Benefits of Paying with Cash Through a Retail Partner


Participating Stores that accept VanillaDirect

  • Dollar General, Family Dollar, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Pilot Travel Centers, 7-Eleven, Speedway, Kum & Go, Royal Farms, Go Mart, Rite Aid, Stripes LLC, TAA Operating LLC, Walmart, The Kroger Co, Circle K and Kwik Trip




How to Pay with Cash

Be sure to start this process well ahead of your payment due date to avoid interest and penalties.

Step 1: Choose a Payment Processor

Visit the ACI Payments, Inc. site ($1.50 service fee per payment) or the site ($2.50 service fee per payment).

Step 2: Enter the Information Needed to Process Your Payment

You will first need to select the tax form and year the payment will apply to; then enter your taxpayer information. When prompted to select a payment method, select "Pay With Cash." You will be prompted to enter an email address so you can receive a payment barcode to take to the retailer.

Step 3: Check Your Email for Confirmation and Barcode

Once you complete the pre-payment process, you'll receive an email from the payment processor, (  or confirming the information you entered. The IRS will then verify your information.

After the IRS verifies your information, your payment processor (ACI Payments Inc. or Pay1040) will then send you a second email with a link to your payment barcode and instructions.

Step 4: Take Your Barcode and Cash Payment to a Participating Retailer

Either print the payment barcode at home or send it to your smart phone. Take your payment barcode and payment to any participating retailer to make your payment.

You will receive a receipt from the store after they accept your cash. This receipt is confirmation of your payment and should be kept for your records.