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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to the IRS, Electronic Funds Withdrawal (EFW) is free and allows you to decide when the tax payment is scheduled to be withdrawn from your bank account. EFW is available only to those who e-file. Individuals may e-file early and, at the same time, schedule the EFW as late as the federal filing deadline. 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)
  • Same Day wire (bank fees may apply)
  • Check or Money order
  • Cash (at a retail partner)
  • Installment Agreement Requests

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Note that any link in the information above is updated each year automatically and will take you to the most recent version of the webpage or document at the time it is accessed.


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