Paying Your Tax Bill

 

While the majority of Americans get a tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service each year, there are many taxpayers who owe and some who can’t pay the tax all at once.   The IRS has a number of ways for people to pay their tax bill.

How do I pay now?

Use a safe and convenient electronic payment option or send your payment. You can pay the IRS your tax bill by:

·          Debit or credit card

·          Electronic funds transfer

·          Check or money order

 

What if I can’t pay now?

Learn about IRS programs designed to help you meet your tax obligations without causing additional hardship:

·          Installment Agreement – Allows you to pay your taxes over time, if you qualify.

·          Offer in Compromise – Allows you to settle for less than you actually owe, if you meet strict requirements.

 

What if I don’t pay?

The IRS is legally required to take certain steps to collect your balance due account.

·          Your refund can be used to offset your bill.

·          A federal tax lien can be filed against your property.

·          Your salary/accounts can be seized through a tax levy .

·          You can be served a summons to provide information.

Review the IRS Collection Process to learn about these actions and your rights

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