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IRS Tax Payment Options:
Ways To Make a Payment

Payments can be made by credit card, electronic funds transfer, check, money order, cashier’s check, or cash.

Electronic Payment Options
For Individuals and Businesses

Electronic payment options are convenient, safe and secure methods for paying taxes. Taxpayers can authorize an electronic funds withdrawal, use a credit card, or enroll in the U.S. Treasury’s Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS).

Electronic payment options give taxpayers an alternative to paying taxes by check or money order. Payments can be made 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The electronic funds withdrawal and EFTPS options are free!

Payments by credit card can be made
through one of two official vendors:

  • Official Payments Corporation at 1-800-2PAYTAX
    (1-800-272-9829) or visit the Official Payments Web site.

  • Link2Gov at 1-888-PAY1040 (1-888-729-1040)
    or visit the Pay1040.com Web site.

Electronic funds transfers directly from a bank account can be made by enrolling in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.

  • EFTPS or
  • Call 1-800-555-4477
  • Publication 966, The Secure Way to Pay Your Federal Taxes

Payments by check, money order,
or cashier’s check, should:

  • Be made payable to United States Treasury (or U.S. Treasury)

  • Include the social security number or employer identification number, tax period, and related tax form number

  • Be mailed to the address listed on the notice or instructions

Cash payments can only be made in person at a local IRS Office. Do not send cash through the mail.


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