The IRS offers several payment options where taxpayers can pay immediately or arrange to pay in installments. Taxpayers should not ignore a bill from the IRS because as more time passes, interest and penalties accumulate.
Here are some ways to make payments:
- Direct Pay. Taxpayers can pay tax bills directly from a checking or savings account free with IRS Direct Pay. Taxpayers receive instant confirmation once they’ve made a payment. With Direct Pay, taxpayers can schedule payments up to 30 days in advance. They can change or cancel a payment two business days before the scheduled payment date.
- Credit or debit cards. Taxpayers can also pay their taxes by debit or credit card online, by phone or with a mobile device. The IRS does not charge a fee, but convenience fees apply and vary depending on the card used.
- Installment agreement. Taxpayers who are unable to pay their tax debt immediately may be able to make monthly payments. Before applying for any payment agreement, taxpayers must file all required tax returns. They can apply for an installment agreement with the Online Payment Agreement tool, which also has more information about who’s eligible to apply for a monthly installment agreement.
Anyone wishing to use a mobile device should remember they can access the IRS2Go app to pay with either Direct Pay or by debit or credit card. IRS2Go is the official mobile app of the IRS and is available for download from Google Play, the Apple App Store or the Amazon App Store.