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 we have noticed that from time to time, the IRS and Minnesota Revenue may make minor changes to the script we've included below.
IRS Direct Pay website
Click the MAKE A PAYMENT button to begin
Select the Reason for Payment from the drop down:
Select the Apply Payment To: Select Type: 1040/1040ES (for 1040,1040A, 1040EZ)
Tax Period for Payment: YYYY (Make sure correct year is selected)
Verify Identity: The IRS uses information from a prior tax year to validate your identity. Use the information reported on a prior year return to enter in your personal information
Once the IRS has confirmed your identity, proceed with scheduling the payment:
Print or save a copy of the confirmation page. This is the only time the IRS will provide you with this confirmation number. You will need it in order to look this payment up in the future.
Minnesota Revenue e-Services website
Select a Payment Option: No, I am not using a letter ID
Complete taxpayer information
Select General Information
Complete funding of payment:
Enter payment information
Print or save a copy of the confirmation page.
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Due dates for filing and paying your taxes.
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.