March 6, 2019 If you owe taxes, the IRS offers several options where you can pay immediately or arrange to pay in installments: Electronic Funds Withdrawal. Pay using your bank account when you e-file your return. Direct Pay. Pay directly from a checking or savings account for free. Credit or debit cards. Pay your taxes by debit or credit card online, by phone, or with a mobile device. Pay with cash. You can make a cash payment at a participating retail partner. Visit IRS.gov/paywithcash for instructions. Installment agreement. You may be able to make monthly payments, but you must file all required tax returns first. Apply for an installment agreement through the Online Payment Agreement tool.