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

SOLVEDby TurboTax854Updated January 07, 2022

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 four items are on the front of the check or money order:
    1. Social Security number (or ITIN)
    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 April 18, 2022 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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