You have several options for paying the tax due on your federal tax return. Taxes are paid separately from your fees for TaxAct. TaxAct fees must be paid using a credit card, and this payment is not and does not include taxes owed. To pay taxes:
Direct Withdrawal. You can authorize an electronic funds withdrawal (direct debit) from your checking or savings account. Once you've prepared your return, simply enter your bank's routing number and your checking or savings account number and schedule an automatic withdrawal for a future date up to the filing deadline.
EFTPS. Any taxpayer making payments for individual income tax returns (1040) can use the government's Electronic Federal Tax Payment Systems (EFTPS) website, EFTPS-OnLine.
Credit Card. The IRS does not accept credit card payments directly. If you wish to pay by credit card, visit PayUSA to complete the payment. A processing fee will apply. Please refer to the PayUSA website for details.
Check or Money Order. Taxpayers who prefer to pay by check or money order should file Form 1040-V - Payment Voucher.
Pay with Cash (PayNearMe). Taxpayers who prefer to pay by cash can visit participating 7-Eleven locations to pay by cash. There can be a processing time of five to seven days, so plan accordingly to meet your due date. You must initiate your payment online, at the IRS Official Payments site