Pay your taxes owed via credit or debit card after you efile or file your return. You can submit your payment via internet, phone, or mobile device. There may be an additional processing fee based on your card provider and payment processor.
EFTPS is a free online service by the U.S. Treasury that allows you to submit or schedule large payments via the internet or phone.
Submit a same-day wire tax payment from your financial institution. Contact the institution for availability, cost, and cut-off times.
Submit a cash tax payment to the IRS via a participating 7-Eleven store. The payment is generally processed within 5-7 business days. There is a $3.99 fee per payment.
Here are alternative options if you cannot use any of the options above due to not having enough money to pay your taxes:
If you can pay all your taxes in 120 days or less, you may apply for a short-term payment extension with the IRS
website or by calling 1-800-829-1040 (if you received a bill from the IRS, you can call the phone number listed on the bill). There is usually no set-up fee for a short-term extension. Details
If you want to settle your
tax debt for less than the full amount that you owe, apply for an offer in compromise with the IRS online or prepare and mail Form 656, Offer in Compromise Booklet
to the IRS. You should only consider an OIC if you cannot pay your taxes in full or if making a full payment will cause a financial hardship. Details
IRS Debt Collection by Private Collection Agency
The IRS will send you and your representative written notice that your account with overdue federal tax debt has been transferred to a Private Collection Agencies (PCA). The PCA will send you and your representative a second, separate letter confirming this transfer. You now have the option to pay your federal debt via pre-authorized direct debit after your have received a letter from the PCA. Detailed instructions will be given to you by the PCA. All other direct payment options at irs dot gov /payments remain available to you. We suggest you contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 and confirm this transfer so you don't become a victim of potential scammers.
Visit this page for more detailed and procedural information on how these payment plans work and how to apply for them.
Taxes and Passport Note: You may not be able to receive or renew a passport if you owe over $51,000 to the IRS. In accordance to the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, the IRS will send your information to the State Department, who is in charge of passport applications. The Department will use that information to deny your application for a new or renewing passport until you resolve your debt with the IRS. The Department may even revoke your current passport. However, this will not apply to you if you are a victim of identity theft, claiming innocent spouse relief, or you live in a federally declared disaster area.
How to Pay For State Income Taxes
Once you have prepared your taxes on efile.com, we will indicate if you either get a state tax refund or if you owe state taxes. Should you owe state taxes, the efile.com platform offers electronic payment options to pay for state income taxes in conjunction with you e-filing your IRS and state tax returns. We are working on gathering those states that provide this payment option. Find instructions on how to pay or submit your state taxes via individual state tax agency websites.
How to Manage Future Tax Payments Now
Update your paycheck tax withholding by completing a new Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate and giving it to your employer. This allows more taxes to be withheld from your paycheck and minimizes any tax payments you submit with your next filed tax return. You may also need to make estimated tax payments by submitting Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax for Individuals efile it if you have income that is not subject to tax withholding.