Online Tax Payments

Can't Pay Your Tax Bill in Full?

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Online payment of your taxes using IRS Direct Pay and Minnesota e-Services is a secure way to ensure your taxes are paid and received timely, and can be scheduled up to 30 days in advance. 

There is no fee for using these services. If you wish to pay with a credit card, there is an additional fee assessed by a 3rd party. Please see the IRS or MN Revenue payment pages for more information.   

We make every effort to keep these instructions updated, but from time to time the IRS and Minnesota Revenue may make minor changes to the script we've included below.

Due dates for filing and paying your taxes.

  • Business Returns
    • S Corp Return - March 15th
    • Partnership Return - March 15th
    • LLC taxed as a sole prop - April 15th

  • Individual Returns
    • Federal and state returns are due April 15th, along with any balance due
      • ​EXTENSION - an extension is a an extension of time to file, not an extension of time to pay

  • Quarterly Tax Estimates
    • 1st Quarter - April 15th
    • 2nd Quarter - June 15th
    • 3rd Quarter - September 15th
    • 4th Quarter - January 15th

First - relax.  Let's of people find themselves in this situation.  The IRS & State Revenue departments know this, and will work with you to resolve BUT YOU MUST CONTACT THEM.

Second - contact them.  It bears repeating.  If you ignore it, it won't just go away.  Check out the links below.

IRS - If you owe less than $50,000, you are guaranteed to qualify. See the link below to a link to the IRS webpage on this. 

You can also add on to an existing payment plan by contacting the IRS at the phone number provided on the most recent tax bill notice they send.

MN REVENUE also is willing to work with taxpayers to set up a payment plan - once you receive a tax bill from them, you can go here to start the process of requesting a payment plan with them.

IRS Direct Pay website

IRS Direct Pay Online Payment Instructions

Before you begin:

  • From time to time, these instructions may vary from the online format - please proceed carefully
  • Do not wait to initiate payment - Payments can be scheduled in advance
  • Be sure to confirm the day you want to pay - the default payment date may be different from your intended withdrawal date
  • Print/Save the payment confirmation screen - the emailed confirmation option does not include payment date or $$ amount paid

Select Make a Payment

Reason for Payment:  

  • Estimated Tax for an estimated tax payment
  • Balance due for paying a balance due on a return
  • Extension for making an extension payment

Apply Payment To: Select Type:

  • 1040ES (for 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) for an estimated tax payment
  • Income Tax – Form 1040 for paying a balance due on a return
  • 4868 (For 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ) for making an extension payment

Tax Period for Payment:  YYYY (Make sure correct year is selected)
Enter in the personal information of the person listed FIRST on your tax return*
Payment Amount: $$$$
Due date of this payment: MM/DD/YYYY 

 *If you file Married Filing Joint with your spouse: The IRS does not automatically match payments made by a spouse on a jointly filed return, therefore, to avoid receiving an IRS notice, all payments must be made using the name and SSN of the person listed FIRST on the return.

*If your identify validation fails: Your personal information is used in this step to validate your identity from information reported on a previously filed return.  If your identity validation fails, check your data entry, or use a different tax year.

Minnesota Revenue e-Services website

Select a Payment Option: No, I am not using a letter ID

Complete taxpayer information

  • Type of taxpayer: Individual
  • Type of Tax: Individual Income Tax
  • Taxpayer information:
    • Social Security Number
    • Last Name
    • Enter your spouse's information, if filing jointly
    • Enter a valid email address

Select General Information

  • Type of Payment:  Estimated Tax for estimated tax payment
                                    Return for tax return balance due

  • Filing period of payment: 31-DEC-YYYY (Make sure correct year is selected)

Complete funding of payment:

  • No, payment is not coming from a territorial jurisdiction located outside of the United States
  • No, you do not want to make multiple payments at this time

Enter payment information

  • Payment date: On or before: MM/DD/YYYY
  • Payment Amount: :$$$$$
  • Enter banking information you wish to pay your estimate from

 Print or save a copy of the confirmation page.