With flexible options
built right into our platform, eSmart Tax makes it easy to pay for your federal
tax liability. Below are your options:
- Direct Debit: If you electronically file your return,
you can have the IRS automatically withdraw your federal income tax owed
from a bank account located in the United States.
- Check: You can mail a check or money order made out
to the "United States Treasury" with your payment voucher (Form
1040-V) to the IRS by the tax filing deadline. Be sure to write your name,
address, social security number and tax year on your check or money order.
The payment voucher can be printed once you have successfully submitted
your return (do not mail a copy of your tax return if you electronically
filed your return).
- Credit Card: If you electronically file your return,
you can use your credit card to pay your taxes owed. To pay federal income
with a credit card, please visit www.officialpayments.com (additional
fees will be charged).
- Installment Payments: If you can't pay the full
amount you owe on your tax return (or on a notice sent by the IRS), you
can use the Installment Agreement Request (Form 9465) to request a monthly
installment plan. Generally, you can have up to 60 months to pay. Form
9465 is available during the checkout process. Before requesting an
installment agreement, you should consider other less costly alternatives,
such as getting a bank loan or using available credit on a credit card.
The IRS charges a $105 fee to set-up an installment agreement and interest
on the principal balance owed. The IRS will generally let you know within
30 days after they receive your request whether it is approved or denied.
If you can pay the full amount you owe within 120 days, call 800-829-1040
to establish a request to pay in full. If you can do this, you can avoid
paying the $105 fee to set-up an installment agreement.