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Pay Federal Tax Online

Written by Kathleen Gagne
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You Can Pay Federal Tax Online

If you owe taxes for this year or have arranged an installment payment plan for previous year's taxes, you can now pay Federal tax online. In recent years, the IRS has become much more user friendly, and one result is that taxpayers can relax and make their payments from home. If you have a checking account, you can enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.

Once you're enrolled, all you have to do is to go online at least one day before your payment is actually due. You will authorize the payment much the same way you would if you were making an online purchase, and the payment will be withdrawn from your account as planned. According the IRS, this method is fast, convenient, easy, and secure. Because there are steps in the process to verify your personal information, you can be sure that no one else will have access to your account.

Pay Federal Tax Online Any Time

You can pay your taxes online at any time. The IRS will know that it's you making the payment because, when you enroll in the system, you will be given a personal identification number (PIN) to use whenever you make a payment. Every time you do make a payment, you'll receive a numbered Electronic Funds Transfer acknowledgement.

If you're thinking about paying your taxes online this year, be sure to enroll several days before the filing deadline. According to the IRS website, it may take up to ten days for your enrollment to be processed. Once you have your PIN and are enrolled, however, you only need to make payments one day before they're due.


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