Category: Payment Information
How do I pay the amount I owe?
There are a variety of options to make payments to the IRS and state(s) when a balance is due.
Mail Payment- When your accepted return(s) shows a balance due, a payment voucher is provided as part of the accepted PDF of the Federal and/or state return. The payment voucher should be included with the check for the amount owed when mailing in your payment. Generally, the mailing address will be listed on the voucher. If a mailing address is unavailable, please contact Customer Support for assistance or you can click the "Help & Support" tab located on the right side of your page to contact us.
You can print out the payment voucher from within the account:
* Log in to your account
* Click the 'Print Federal Return' or 'Print State Return' on the 'My Account' screen
A PDF of your accepted return will open on the screen, and you will be able to view, print, or save a copy of the PDF. The payment vouchers are generally found near the end of each return. You are not required to include your entire return when mailing in your payment as your return(s) was previously accepted via e-file.
Electronic Withdrawal - When filing your current year tax return(s) with an amount due to the IRS and/or state(s),you will be given the option to have your payment electronically withdrawn during the e-filing process. You will be asked to provide the applicable banking information (the bank's routing number and the account number you wish to use), and this information will be transmitted to the IRS and/or state along with the date you requested to have your payment withdrawn.
* Note: Some states do not allow a future payment date to be requested which means that your payment will be deducted from your designated account by the state on the day of acceptance. Depending on your financial institution, the withdrawal may take a few days to reflect in your account.
Federal Payment - It is possible to pay your Federal tax due by credit card by contacting one of several IRS authorized third party companies. The IRS has several trusted companies that they have approved to process tax payments for them. Each company has their own percentage rate for figuring a convenience fee for processing your tax payment. For a list of third party payment companies and their convenience fee rates please click here to be taken to the IRS website for a list of the payment processors and the associated fees.Never send cash to the IRS to pay your Federal Tax Bill.
State Payment - Some states allow taxpayers to pay amounts owed online directly from their state website via debit/credit card or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). To see a list of available states, please refer to the table below.
**The IRS and each State Department are separate entities. Any payments owed to either is strictly between the Taxpayer and that particular taxing authority.You can not make direct payments to the IRS and/or state agency through your account unless you select that option during the e-file process. Also, you are not able to have your Federal and/or state payments to directly pay the amount due from another return. For Example: If you owe the IRS $100 but expect to receive a $200 refund from your state return, the state agency will not send $100 of your state refund to cover your Federal tax liability and vice versa.
Your state may charge a convenience fee to make a payment online.