If you are mailing in your balance due on the "amount you owe" line of your Form 1040, Form 1040A, Form 1040EZ, or Form 1040NR via check or money order, refer to the IRS chart below.
How to Prepare Your Payment
- Make your check or money order payable to "United States Treasury." Don't send cash.
- Make sure your name and address appear on your check or money order.
- Enter your daytime phone number and your SSN on your check or money order. If you have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), enter it wherever your SSN is requested. If you are filing a joint return, enter the SSN shown first on your return. Also enter "2016 Form 1040,""2016 Form 1040A,""2016 Form 1040EZ," or "2016 Form 1040NR," whichever is appropriate.
- To help the IRS process your payment, enter the amount on the right side of your check like this: $ XXX.XX. Don't use dashes or lines (for example, don't enter "$ XXX-" or "$ XXX X/100").
- No checks of $100 million or more accepted.
- Pay by cash. This is a new in-person payment option for individuals provided through retail partners with a maximum of $1,000 per day per transaction. To make cash payment, you must first be registered online at officialpayments.com/fed, the IRS' Official Payment provider.
How to Pay Electronically
Paying online is convenient, secure, and helps make sure we get your payments on time. You can pay using either of the following electronic payment methods. To pay your taxes online or for more information, go to irs.gov/payments.
Pay your taxes directly from your checking or savings account at no cost to you. You receive instant confirmation that your payment has been made, and you can schedule your payment up to 30 days in advance.
Debit or Credit Card
The IRS doesn't charge a fee for this service; the card processors do. The authorized card processors and their phone numbers are all on irs.gov/payments.