The Internal Revenue Service today advised those now receiving tax bills because they filed on time but didn’t pay in full that there are many easy options for paying what they owe to the IRS.
If a tax return was filed but the balance due remains unpaid, the taxpayer will receive a letter or notice in the mail from the IRS, usually within a few weeks. These notices, including the CP14 and CP501, both of which notify taxpayers that they have a balance due, are frequently mailed in the months of June and July.
How to pay
Taxpayers may pay taxes by electronic funds transfer, credit card, check, money order or cash:
- Taxpayers can use Direct Pay to pay directly from a checking or savings account. This service is free.
- Taxpayers can take advantage of the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to pay by phone or online. EFTPS® is a free service of the U.S. Department of Treasury.
- Taxpayers may also initiate a debit or credit card payment. The IRS doesn't charge a fee for this service but the processing company may. Fees vary by company.
- Taxpayers may pay by check or money order made payable to the United States Treasury (or U.S. Treasury) either in person or through the mail.
- Taxpayers should not send cash through the mail. They can pay cash at some IRS offices or at a participating PayNearMelocation. Some restrictions apply.