Pay Tax Owed - E-Filing Balance Due Returns

COVID-19 Update:

The IRS and the U.S. Treasury department have extended the federal filing and tax payment deadlines to July 15, 2020.

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Once you complete your return and know that you owe taxes this year, you have several options to pay the amount owed.

For amounts owed to the IRS, Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) is free and allows you to decide when the tax payment is scheduled to be withdrawn from your bank account. Electronic funds withdrawal is available only to those who e-file. Individuals may e-file early and, at the same time, schedule the electronic funds withdrawal as late as April 15, 2019. For returns filed after the filing deadline, the payment is effective on the filing date.

Others options for amounts due to the IRS are:

  • IRS Direct Pay
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) (Pay by Credit Card)
  • Electronic Funds Withdrawal (during e-filing)
  • Same Day wire (bank fees may apply)
  • Check or Money order
  • Cash (at a retail partner)
  • Installment Agreement Requests

See the IRS web page Payment Options: Pay Online, Installment Plans and More for additional information.

Visit TaxAct's State Resources page for access to each state's website for information on paying taxes owed to any individual state.

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