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Owe the IRS Money? Here’s How to Pay

Owe the IRS Money? Here’s How to Pay

March 05, 2024

Owe the IRS Money? Here’s How to Pay

If you owe federal taxes, you must pay by the April deadline. Remember, if you get an extension to file your taxes, payment is still due by the April deadline. If you can’t pay the total amount you owe now, you may be able to set up a payment plan.

Here are some choices for making your payment:

  • Use Direct Pay: IRS Direct Pay is a free and secure way to pay directly from your checking or savings account.
  • Pay by debit or credit card: If you don’t want to link a bank account, you can use your credit or debit card. Remember that you’ll have to pay a processing fee and may incur interest charges.
  • Pay when you e-file: If you file your federal tax return electronically, you can pay directly from your bank account using electronic funds withdrawal.

*This article is for informational purposes only and does not replace real-life advice, so consult your tax, legal, and accounting professionals before modifying your tax strategy.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov5