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Tax Tip: Ways to make Federal Tax Payments

April 03, 2023

The IRS offers easy and convenient options to make federal tax payments. 

Anyone who needs to pay their federal tax bill has several ways to send a payment to IRS quickly and securely. Knowing the options to make payments can help taxpayers meet their tax obligations. Here are several ways people who owe taxes can pay it. They can: 

  • Pay when they e-file using electronic funds withdrawal to draw the payment directly from their bank account
  • Sign into their online account to pay their 2022 balance or make estimate tax payments. Taxpayers can also see their payment history, any scheduled or pending payments, and other account details. 
  • Use IRS Direct Pay to pay electronically directly from their checking or savings account. They can choose to receive email notifications about their payments when they pay this way. 
  • Make a cash payment at more than 60,000 participating retail locations nationwide. To pay with cash, taxpayers should visit and follow the instructions. 
  • Pay over time by applying for an online payment agreement. Once the IRS accepts an agreement, taxpayers can make their payment in monthly installments

For details on these options, people can visit 

Estimated Taxes 

Some taxpayers must make quarterly estimated tax payments throughout the year. This includes individuals, sole proprietors, partners, and S corporation shareholders who expect to owe $1,000 or more when they file. Individuals who participate in the gig economy might also have to make estimated payments. 

The Martin Tax & Financial Services website has links to the payment pages for the IRS as well as Missouri and Kansas Departments of Revenue.  Click here for quick links to those payment pages!