Tax Due Payment Methods (Federal Only)

Your options for paying the tax due on your federal tax return:

  • 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.
  • Credit Card The IRS does not accept credit card payments directly. If you wish to pay by credit card, visit payUSAtax to complete the payment. A processing fee will apply. Please refer to the payUSAtax website for details.
  • Check or Money Order Taxpayers who prefer to pay by check or money order should file Form 1040-V payment vouchers.
  • 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-authorized ACI Payments, Inc. website.

Taxes are paid separately from your TaxAct fees, which must be paid with a credit card. The TaxAct fee does not include taxes owed.

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