Do you want to learn how to pay the IRS online? If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of owing money to the IRS, here are some things to keep in mind so that things don’t get worse:
Check out this complete guide to paying the IRS online in 2023 until the end.
How To Pay IRS Online In 2023?
- You can pay your taxes online at www.IRS.gov at any time of day or night. Just click on the “Payments” tab on the home page near the top left.
- Check out IRS Direct Pay to pay from your bank account directly. It’s safe and free, and you’ll know immediately that your payment has been sent.
- When you e-file, you can use your tax software to pay in one step. Ask your tax preparer if they can send your payment electronically if you have them do your taxes.
- Whether you file your taxes online or on paper, you can pay with a credit or debit card. www.1040paytax.com is a service that many of our clients use.
- You can pay your federal taxes electronically and directly to the government if you sign up for the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). You can pay online, or you can use the EFTPS Voice Response System to pay by phone.
- If you can’t pay online, you can still send a check, money order, or cashier’s check. Make your check to “U.S. Treasury” and write your name, address, and daytime phone number on the front. Write down the year, form, and Social Security number. If it’s a joint return, use the SSN that comes first.
- Fill out Form 1040-V, Payment Voucher, if you pay by paper check. Based on where you live, please send it to the address in the instructions.
Balance Due on Taxes from Last Year
- If you sent in your tax return late, you should know that the amount you owe is wrong. This is because of fees and interest. So, once you send in your return, the IRS will notify you of the amount you need to pay to settle your debt.
- If you have moved since the last time you filed a tax return with the IRS, make sure to fill out Form 8822 so that you can continue to get mail from them. The last thing you want is for the IRS to think you’re not paying attention and then start taking strong steps to get your money (e.g., liens, levies, wage garnishments, etc.).
Inability To Pay Balance Off With One Payment
- If you can’t pay off the balance in one payment, sending in as much as possible is best to avoid paying too much in penalties and interest.
- The IRS gives you many ways to pay off your balance, such as payment plans.
- This post on our sister site is a good read about how to set up a guaranteed installment agreement.
Need help with your outstanding tax bill? Call us at 844-TAXES88 (844-829-3788), and we’ll be happy to discuss your situation and explain how we can help.
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