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What help does EFTPS offer taxpayers?

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The Electronic Federal Taxpayer System, or EFTPS, is a free online and telephone service that allows taxpayers to pay their federal tax obligations electronically, 24 hours a day, according to EFTPS.gov. The service is available to all taxpayers. As of 2015, taxpayers can call 800-555-3453 to make a telephone payment.

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Enrollment is required to make tax payments online using EFTPS, advises the EFTPS website. Click the Enrollment link at the top of the home page. On the Let's Get Started Web page, read and accept the Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act notice. Under the Enroll Me As A heading, choose either the Business, Individual or Federal Agency link. Provide the required information, which may include your taxpayer Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number, name, telephone number, address, and checking or savings account details. Review and submit the information.

A Personal Identification Number is mailed to applicants within seven business days, notes the website. Once the PIN is received, log on to EFTPS.gov, and click Need a Password. Enter the SSN or EIN and the PIN. Verify either the EFTPS enrollment number or originally submitted bank account information, and click Next. The EFTPS enrollment number is either provided online during the initial application process or it is located on the PIN letter. Create a password for the account.

To make a payment after the account is activated, click the Make a Payment link on the home page, and follow the prompts, instructs the website.

EFTPS is offered by the U.S. Department of Treasury. Assistance with EFTPS is available by calling 800-555-4477.

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