Paying Your Taxes

Pay with your bank account for free

Use this secure service to pay your taxes for Form 1040 series, estimated taxes or other associated forms  directly from your checking or savings account at no cost to you. 

You can easily keep track of your payment by signing up for email notifications about your tax payment, each time you use IRS Direct Pay.

  • Email notification will contain the confirmation number you receive at the end of a payment transaction.
  • The IRS continues to remind taxpayers to watch out for email schemes. You will only receive an email from IRS Direct Pay if you’ve requested the service

Pay Your Taxes by Debit or Credit Card

You can pay by internet, phone, or mobile device whether you e-file, paper file or are responding to a bill or notice. It's safe and secure - the IRS uses standard service providers and business/commercial card networks, and your information is used solely to process your payment.

Fees and Information: 

  • Your payment will be processed by a payment processor who will charge a processing fee.
  • The fees vary by service provider and may be tax deductible.
  • No part of the service fee goes to the IRS.
  • Your information is used solely to process your payment.

View Your Balance and Payment History

View your account information, such as the amount you owe and payment history, securely online. 

 If you're an individual taxpayer, you can use this tool to view:

  • Your payoff amount, updated for the current calendar day
  • The balance for each tax year for which you owe
  • Up to 24 months of your payment history
  • Key information from your current tax year return as originally filed.

Other Ways To Pay

Can't Pay Now?

  • Meet your tax obligation in monthly installments by applying for a payment plan (including installment agreement).
  • Find out if you qualify for an offer in compromise -- a way to settle your tax debt for less than the full amount
  • Request that we temporarily delay collection until your financial situation improves

Important To Note:

Penalties and interest may apply to money you owe after April 15*.

*April 17 is the deadline for taxpayers in Maine and Massachusetts