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How do I pay my IRS tax due with a check or money order?

If you owe additional taxes when you file your return, select Pay by check when asked how you want to pay in the File section.

  • Make your check or money order out to United States Treasury.
  • Make sure these 4 items are on the front the check or money order:
    1. Social Security number
    2. Taxpayer's name
    3. Your mailing address
    4. Daytime phone number
  • Mail the check or money order to the IRS, along with Form 1040-V, postmarked by the May 17, 2021 tax filing deadline to avoid the late payment penalty. We'll prepare Form 1040-V for you.

The address to mail your payment will be on your Form 1040-V. You can also get it on page 2 of the IRS 1040-V instructions.

Tip: Even if you selected the check payment option, you can still make an electronic payment to the IRS instead of sending a check.

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