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How to pay federal taxes?

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1. Direct Pay:

Taxpayers can pay tax bills directly from a checking or savings account free with IRS Direct Pay. Taxpayers receive instant confirmation once they’ve made a payment. With Direct Pay, taxpayers can schedule payments up to 30 days in advance. They can change or cancel a payment two business days before the scheduled payment date.

2. Credit or debit cards:

Taxpayers can also pay their taxes by debit or credit card online, by phone or with a mobile device. The IRS does not charge a fee, but convenience fees apply and vary depending on the card used.

3.Installment agreement:

Taxpayers who are unable to pay their tax debt immediately may be able to make monthly payments. Before applying for any payment agreement, taxpayers must file all required tax returns. They can apply for an installment agreement with the Online Payment Agreement tool, which also has more information about who’s eligible to apply for a monthly installment agreement.

Can you pay federal taxes with a credit card?

The IRS doesn’t accept credit card payments directly; instead, it has licensed several payment processors to accept credit card payments on its behalf.These companies charge an additional fee ontop of your tax bill, usually around 2%.

How much does it cost to pay the IRS with a credit card?

All payment processors charge a processing fee to let you pay your taxes with acredit card. Processing fees range from 1.87% to 1.99% of your tax bill or a minimum fee of $2.50 to $2.69,whichever is higher.

How to Pay Your Taxes with a Credit Card

No matter how you file your taxes, you’re free to pay any taxes owed via internet, phone, or mobile device. You can use a credit or debit card with all three payment options.

You can pay your federal taxes online by visiting the IRS website, selecting your payment processor (more on that in the next section), and clicking “Make a Payment.”

If you’d prefer to pay your federal taxes by phone, you can choose between the same three processors and call the appropriate payment hotline.

To pay state taxes online or by phone, visit your state’s tax website and follow theinstructions. Each state’s website will likely look or operate a bit differently, but the payment optionsand process should remain fairly similar.

Why You Shouldn’t Pay Your Taxes with a Credit Card

  1. You’ll Pay Fees
  2. You’ll Pay Interest
  3. You Won’t Earn Significant Rewards
  4. You Could Hurt Your Credit Scores