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

The federal tax filing deadline for tax year 2019 has been extended to July 15, 2020, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Go here for more information about how taxes have been affected.

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 July 15, 2020 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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