Tax Tip: Owe the IRS Money? Here’s How to Pay

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

Here are some choices for making your payment:

  • Use Direct Pay: Internal Revenue Service (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 information is not intended to substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.

Tip adapted from IRS.gov7

Footnotes and Sources

  1., February 15, 2023