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April 17, 2018

IRS’ Inability to Accept Payments in a Timely Manner for Payment of Income Taxes

    

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    You have to love the IRS and our U.S. federal government.  We have clients trying to make payments for their federal personal income taxes.  And, those clients are trying to use the IRS’ “Direct Pay With Bank Account”.  This allows the IRS to obtain the funds immediately and allows the clients to obtain verification of payment immediately.  Yet, when you go to the IRS website, on the date that the taxes are actually due, the IRS’ website indicates that the service is currently not available.  The IRS apologizes for the service not being available. 

    Only the IRS would have the main website unavailable to accept payments on the date that they payments are due.  As everyone knows, including the IRS, many people pay their taxes today, online, and through the “Direct Pay With Bank Account” option.  Yet, the IRS tells us that it is currently not available. 

    The direct pay option is not the only way to make a payment.  But, unfortunately, it is one of the few options that will not cost extra. Paying with a credit card through the IRS' site will cost somewhere around two percent of the payment amount, starting at $2.50.  Or, if you used a software to file your taxes it is possible to pay through that software. 

    Look forward to receiving and explanation from the IRS on why the IRS’ “Direct Pay With Bank Account” is not available on the biggest day of the year, when it comes to paying individual income taxes. 

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