There are several payment methods available to pay the taxes you owe The IRS, and most states, allow you to mail checks, pay via debit or credit card, or pay when your return is filed. Here are some notes about the different methods:
- If you would like to pay by check: Use the payment voucher enclosed in your tax return packet and for federal taxes, 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, tax year, and any related form or notice number. We recommend mailing anything sent to the IRS using certified mail with a return receipt postcard so you can be sure it got there. You can find the address for mailing your IRS return on this page: Pay by check
- If online payments are more your speed: The IRS payment link can be found here and finding your state’s payment link is best done on the old Google with a simple search link “pay Virginia taxes online.” An added bonus is that online payments tend to be processed more quickly and more securely than payments by check.
It is also quick and easy to send payments with your return using direct debit by entering your checking or savings account information. Ask your tax preparer during your tax appointment if this sounds like the best option for you.
Here are a few handy links we use often:
- IRS Payments: https://www.irs.gov/payments
- New York Tax Payments: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pay/all/make_a_payment_section.htm
- California Tax Payments: https://www.ftb.ca.gov/pay/