Options for paying taxes online include paying by credit card or direct pay. When paying by credit card, a processing fee may apply, but paying via Direct Pay is free of charge.
Direct Pay was introduced by the IRS in 2014. There is no need to pre-register, and users can find the online Pay Your Bill section at the IRS website. Taxpayers can schedule payments, including estimated tax payments, up to 30 days in advance.
Electronic funds withdrawal is another way to pay taxes online. This is the reverse of a direct deposit, and taxpayers need to provide their checking account and routing number when electing to pay taxes using this method.