When you find yourself owing the IRS at tax time, there are several different ways to make these payments. Among these are three ways to pay electronically:
Of these options, the best one is usually paying online using IRS Direct Pay. Direct Pay lets you make a payment online directly from your checking or savings account. You can pay your tax bill or even make quarterly estimated tax payments with no fees or hassles. You can use this method by going to irs.gov/directpay.
Another easy method is to use the IRS2Go mobile app. This gives you the option to make payments through Direct Pay and also gives you the ability to make payments with either a debit or a credit card. You can make these payments wherever you are whenever you want, as the app follows you around wherever you have your phone.
For those wishing to pay with their credit or debit card, there are several avenues to do so:
- Pay by credit card online by visiting irs.gov/payments.
- You can use the IRS2Go mobile app.
- Make a payment over the phone.
It is important to know that if you choose to make a payment with a credit or debit card, the payment processor, not the IRS, will charge a transaction fee. For debit cards, it is a flat fee, and for credit cards, it is a percentage of the total amount paid.