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, the IRS offers a way for you to pay your taxes with one of our Cash Processing Companies at a participating retail store.

  Pay with Cash/VanillaDirect
Fees $1.50 per cash payment.
Participating
Stores
Dollar General, Family Dollar, CVS Pharmacy, Walgreens, Pilot Travel Centers, 7-Eleven, Speedway, Kum & Go, Royal Farms, Go Mart, Kwik Trip
Locations Pay cash at participating retail partner locations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. See map of participating locations.
Limits Up to $500 per payment; up to $1,000 per day and 2 payments per day. Monthly, annual and other limits also apply.
Support Contact VanillaDirect customer service (888-661-0115) if you have any issues making your payment.

Be sure to plan ahead of your due date to ensure your payment is posted timely.

Step 1

Visit the ACI Payments, Inc. site and follow the instructions to make a cash payment.

Step 2

You'll receive an email from ACI Payments, Inc. customerservice@acipayonline.com confirming your information. The IRS will then verify your information. 

Step 3

After the IRS verifies your information, ACI Payments, Inc. will then send you an email from customerservice@acipayonline.com with a link to your payment code and instructions. Either print the payment code at home or send it to your smart phone.

Final step

Go to the retail store listed in ACI Payments, Inc. customerservice@acipayonline.com email and ask the clerk to scan or enter your payment code. 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. It usually takes two business days for your payment to post to your account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee?

The cash payment option is $1.50 per payment for VanillaDirect

How long does it take for my payment to post?

It usually takes two business days for your payment to post to your account. Be sure to make your payment in plenty of time before your due date to avoid interest and penalties.

Is there a limit to how many times I can pay?

Yes, two cash payments per day. Monthly, annual and other limits also  apply.

Does my Payment Code expire?

Yes, Your Payment Code will expire in 20 days after it is emailed to you.

Where can I make my cash payment?

This cash option is available at participating retail partner locations (places like 7-Eleven). VanillaDirect available in all 50 states including Puerto Rico. See map of participating locations.

What should I do if I received an email from the IRS about making a cash payment but have not attempted to do so?

The IRS continues to remind taxpayers to watch out for email schemes. Taxpayers will only receive an email from ACI Payments, Inc. customerservice@acipayonline.com or the Cash Processing Company if they have initiated the payment process. Report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function to phishing@irs.gov.

Who do I call if I have an issue?

Contact VanillaDirect customer service (844-661-0115) if you have any issues making your payment.