Let your clients know they can now pay their tax bills directly from their checking or savings accounts using IRS Direct Pay. It’s secure, free of charge, and available on IRS.gov. A variety of tax payments can be made at Direct Pay:
- Original and amended tax return balance due
- Installment agreement
- Payment accompanying an extension request
- Estimated tax
- IRS Notice CP2000, CP2501, and CP3219A
- Proposed Tax Assessment
- Civil penalty
- Offshore voluntary disclosure and streamlined filing compliance
Payments can be initiated in five easy steps and the taxpayer will receive a confirmation email when their payment has been submitted. Taxpayers must have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) to submit payments through the site.
To make an online payment the taxpayer needs to complete 5 steps:
- Provide the tax information from their tax return - This includes the type of return that they are making the payment for (Installment Agreement, Tax Return, Estimated Payment, etc.), and the tax year for which they are making the payment.
- Verify their Identity - The information required includes the tax year for which the payment is being made and the taxpayer's personal information including the filing status used on the tax return that was filed for the year the payment is being made.
- Enter payment information - The amount of the payment, the date of the payment (up to 30 days in advance), and the US bank account routing and account number.
- Review and sign - The taxpayer will be given the opportunity to review all previously entered information and verify its accuracy by electronically signing the payment agreement.
- Confirmation - The taxpayer will receive confirmation when the request is successfully processed. It is recommended that the taxpayer print the confirmation page or record the confirmation number for their records.
Once a payment has been initiated, taxpayers can check the status, edit, or cancel the payment here.
Please note that Direct Pay is operated and maintained by the IRS, not by TaxSlayer Pro. Any questions regarding payments, functionality, etc. should be directed to the taxpayer's local IRS Office. To find the closest IRS office location, click here. For additional details about IRS Direct Pay, click here.
IMPORTANT: The taxpayer can edit or cancel the payment ONLY up until 11:59 p.m. ET two business days before the scheduled payment date.