IRS offers direct pay through web-based system

PHOENIX — The Internal Revenue Service has announced the successful start of its new web-based system IRS Direct Pay, which lets taxpayers pay their tax bills or make estimated tax payments directly from checking or savings accounts without any fees or preregistration.

“IRS Direct Pay reflects our latest effort to add more online tools to provide additional service options to help taxpayers,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “IRS Direct Pay simplifies the payment process and taxpayers can make a payment from the convenience of a home computer.”

To date, more than 150,000 taxpayers have paid more than $340 million in taxes through the new IRS Direct Pay system. With IRS Direct Pay, taxpayers receive instant confirmation that the payment has been submitted, and the system is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Bank account information is not retained in IRS systems after payments are made.

From the “Pay Your Tax Bill” icon at the top of the IRS home page, taxpayers can access IRS Direct Pay, which walks the taxpayer through five simple steps. The steps include providing your tax information, verifying your identity, entering your payment information, reviewing and electronically signing and recording your online confirmation.

IRS Direct Pay offers 30-day advance payment scheduling, payment rescheduling or cancellations and a payment status search. Future plans include an option for e-mailed payment confirmation, a Spanish version and one-time registration with a login and password to allow quick access on return visits.

Submitted by the Internal Revenue Service

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1 Comment

  • Brian May 27, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Awesome, now maybe the 318,462 federal employees that owe $3.3 BILLION in back taxes can actually pay them. I’m sure the lack of an online payment method is why they haven’t paid them, or been held accountable, or had their checks garnished, or been fired. Justice at last!

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