How do I make a tax payment using EFTPS?

Payments must be scheduled at least one calendar day prior to the tax due date (before 8:00 p.m. ET). Remember, you can use EFTPS to make all federal tax payments and to review up to sixteen months of your tax payment history.

Online:

  1. Visit www.eftps.gov.
  2. Select "Make a Payment."
  3. Log in with your EIN/SSN/PIN and Internet password.*
  4. Enter the payment information in the step-by-step screens.
  5. When you're finished, save a copy of the payment Confirmation page.**

By Phone:

  1. Call 1-800-555-3453.
  2. Enter your EIN/SSN and PIN.
  3. Press 1 to make a payment.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete your payment.
  5. Record your EFT Acknowledgment Number.

*For your added security, the first time you visit www.eftps.gov, you will be prompted to change this password.
**This contains your EFT Acknowledgment Number that acts as a receipt for your payment instruction.


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