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Written by Kathleen Gagne
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How Can You Pay Tax Online?

It just makes sense to prepare your tax return online, and a good reason to do so is that you can then pay tax online if you owe money. There are numerous advantages to the taxpayer who completes a return on the Internet in addition to being able to pay online. If you think that filing online may be hard, more expensive, or less secure, continue reading. All of those assumptions are wrong.

First of all, preparing your return online allows you the luxury of avoiding almost all of the calculations you would do manually. Your online tax vendor's program will walk you through each step of the form. In fact, they often have sidebars with helpful hints and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). All you have to do is to gather the appropriate tax documents and enter the data from each one into the correct field. Tax preparation vendors are very careful to protect your privacy.

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Once you have all the information entered and think that your return is complete, you will know what you owe or how much of a refund you're due. Before you finalize your return, the program will offer to review your return to make sure there are no errors that might hold things up or cause you any problems. Then you will be ready to take the next step.

At this point, you will be asked to pay for the tax preparation services. You will be surprised at how affordable it will be. Then you can either print out your return and mail it, or you can efile it, sending it directly to the IRS over the Internet. Within a day or so, you'll get a confirmation of receipt from the IRS. Then you can choose to pay your taxes online either by credit card or using an electronic check which will be debited directly from your checking account.


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