IRS Simplifies Tax Payment Through Direct Pay

By Editorial 30 May, 2014

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced the successful start of its new web-based system IRS Direct Pay, which enables taxpayers to pay their tax bills or make estimated tax payments directly from checking or savings accounts, without any fees or pre-registration.

"IRS Direct Pay reflects our latest effort to add more online tools to provide additional service options to help taxpayers," said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. "It simplifies the payment process, and taxpayers can make a payment from the convenience of a home computer."

To date, more than 150,000 taxpayers have paid more than USD340m in taxes through the new system. With IRS Direct Pay, taxpayers also receive instant confirmation that the payment has been submitted, and bank account information is not retained in IRS systems after payments are made.

IRS Direct Pay offers 30-day advance payment scheduling, payment rescheduling or cancellations, and a payment status search. Future plans include an option for e-mailed payment confirmation, and one-time registration with a login and password to allow quick access on return visits.

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