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Payment Options: Pay Online, Installment Plans and More

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April 15, 2015 Filing Icon  

To avoid penalties and interest, you must pay what you owe by your due date, even if you apply for more time to file.

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Pay Online Directly from
Your Bank Account

If you're an individual taxpayer, IRS Direct Pay offers you a free, secure electronic payment method.

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Pay with Your Debit or
Credit Card

Choose an approved payment processor to make a secure tax payment online or by phone.

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Other Ways You Can Pay

Can't Pay Now?

Check Your Balance Due

You should refer to the notice you received for your latest balance due, or have it handy and call the toll-free number listed on the notice for your current payoff amount. If you don't have a recent notice handy, please see Finding Out How Much You Owe.

Prevent Future Tax Liabilities

You can reduce or even eliminate a balance due after filing, by adjusting your withholding amount or making estimated payments. 

The IRS Withholding Calculator can help you adjust the amount withheld from your pay by your employer, in order to reduce or eliminate your balance due. 

Estimated tax is the method you use to pay tax on income that is not subject to withholding, such as self-employment income.
(Learn more about estimated tax in this video)


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 17-Mar-2016