There are a few different ways you can pay the taxes you owe the IRS, and most states offer similar options. Here are some notes about the different methods:

  • Pay using direct debit on your tax return: One of the easiest ways to pay is to include your checking or savings account info on your tax return so the government can take it directly (just provide that info to us during your appointment and we can add it in). And if you're filing before April 15, but need time to shift money around, in most cases we can set a specific payment date for them to take the money.
  • In general, if you're paying on your own, we recommend paying online: The primary reason we recommend this method is online payments tend to be processed more quickly and more securely than payments by check. Below are some common links for payments:
  • If you would like to pay by check: We can send you a payment voucher that lists the amount owed and the address where you should mail the check. A few notes:
    • For the IRS, make your check payable to the US Treasury.
    • Be sure your check or money order includes your name, address, daytime phone number, social security number, the tax year you're paying, and any related forms or notice numbers.
    • We recommend mailing anything sent to the IRS using certified mail or a method with tracking so you know when it got there.
    • You can find the address for mailing your check here.
  • You can also set up a payment plan if you need more time to pay: We've got a whole article that helps explain these.

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