One Million Taxpayers Used the New IRS Direct Pay – Were You One of Them?

by Yvonne Brownell, CPA, CGMA

The IRS recently announced that more than one million taxpayers have used its new Direct Pay service.  Direct Pay provides a vehicle for individual tax payments to be scheduled and paid electronically, much like EFTPS payments for federal business taxes.

“Direct Pay is the latest addition to our growing array of online tools designed to serve taxpayers better,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Direct Pay simplifies the payment process, enabling people to quickly and easily make a secure payment from the convenience of a home computer.”

Payments may be scheduled up to 30 days in advance. If your 2013 federal return was extended and you find that you owe more than you paid for the April 15 deadline, now is a good time to schedule your October 15 tax payment for the additional amount.

If you have questions about Direct Pay, talk to your tax accountant or contact us.