Using IRS Direct Pay
IRS Direct Pay is a free & secure service provided by the IRS that allows individuals to pay their taxes online via a direct debit from their bank account. The steps below will walk you through each page involved in making a payment using IRS Direct Pay.
- Getting Started – Click Here or navigate to irs.gov/payments/direct-pay using your web browser. Once there, click on the blue "Make a Payment" button.
- Tax Information – Select your reason for payment and the appropriate form from the drop-down boxes. If you aren't sure which to choose, read "What type of payment am I making?" and "What tax form am I paying" in the FAQ section below.
- Verify Identity – While you may choose to verify your identity using information from any of your last several tax returns, for simplicity, we recommend referring to the copy of your return that was most recently filed. The information you enter on this page must match what is shown on the tax return of the year that you select for verification. Even if the information has changed, for example, if you moved to a new address, you must enter the information as it was shown on that tax return. If you and a spouse filed a joint return, read "Who is the primary taxpayer" in the FAQ section below.
- Payment Information – We provide the payment amount and due date to you on the filing instructions sheet included with your tax return. We recommend entering your email on this page to receive notifications about your payment.
- Disclosure Authorization – To make this payment to the IRS, click the blue “I Agree” button.
- Review & Sign – Carefully read through everything on this screen to confirm that your information has been entered correctly. If something is incorrect, you can correct the information by clicking on “Edit” near the top of the page. If you agree with the information shown, proceed to the Electronic Signature section at the bottom and accept the “Debit Authorization Agreement” and then click “Submit” to make your payment.
- Confirmation – Print out or download this confirmation for your records and include a copy in the tax documents you provide to Hottel & Willis next year.
Online Payment System FAQ
The terminology used by tax payment systems varies, and it can be confusing to figure out what you should enter. In this FAQ section, you can click on any of the headings to reveal the explanation.