TurboTax FAQ
TurboTax FAQ
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Can I use a credit or debit card to pay the IRS even though I'm not e-filing?

You won't see a credit/debit card payment option in TurboTax if you owe IRS taxes and are paper-filing, but you can easily work around this by following the instructions below.

  1. In TurboTax, select the option I will mail a check when asked how you want to pay your owed taxes.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to print a filing copy of your return.
    • Throw out (or better yet, recycle) the 1040-V voucher that prints out. You won't need it.
  3. Then, go to the IRS webpage Pay Your Taxes by Debit or Credit Card, choose a payment processor, and pay your tax bill at their secure website.

Note: There is a convenience fee (charged by a third-party payment processor) for paying your taxes with plastic. If you plan to pay your taxes with your debit card, consider IRS Direct Pay, which is free.


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