To make a payment to the Internal Revenue Service, taxpayers pay directly from their bank accounts with IRS Direct Pay or through third-party payment processors when paying with debit or credit cards, according to IRS.gov. Alternatively, taxpayers may send a check or money order payment to the IRS via mail.
Taxpayers may also opt to pay the IRS via its Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, notes IRS.gov. This system requires enrollment and is ideal for businesses. In addition, the IRS accepts electronic funds withdrawals when taxpayers electronically file their annual returns and same-day wire payments processed through participating financial institutions. Some local IRS offices also accept cash payments made in person by the taxpayer.