My FED and STATE 2019 returns were accepted 3/22/20. Now, I need to pay my taxes owed to the IRS and pay my EST taxes to IRS and CA FTB for 2020. Usually I send my payments to CA FTB electronically, but tax payments to IRS I write a check made out to IRS and mail it "RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED" at the post office. Here is my concern (please read carefully): I don't want to go stand in line at the post office during this pandemic! So does anyone have a recommendation on how to pay my taxes? I don't want problems with the IRS obviously. Should I wait until June or July to send my tax payment?
My reasons for not paying my 2019 taxes due to the IRS are:
1) TT does not give instructions for doing so. "Instructions for mailing..." are given only.
2) I'm a creature of habit and do it the same way every year.
3) I don't like to pay a fee for paying electronicly/online payments.
Nevertheless, I appreciate you response and advice and probably will go ahead and pay the IRS directly. I will possibly save $ b/c when I mail the payment USPS, I always pay about $6.00 for Return Receipt Requested.
Wow! I just paid my 2019 1040-V tax payment and my 2020 1040-ES tax payment using www.irs.gov/directpay as you so wisely suggested! It was so easy and convenient. I thank you thousand times!