Question

If I file tax extension online, can I also pay taxes online?

Answer

Yes, you can request extension and file extension online using Form 4868. Tax payments can be made in any of these three ways:

  • Online payments — Set up a direct debit for your payment from your bank account. Go to www.irs.gov.
  • Mail — Complete Form 1040-ES and go to www.irs.gov for the address to mail your payment.
  • Phone — Use the IRS pay-by-phone system to charge your payment to one of these credit cards:
    • American Express
    • Discover
    • MasterCard
    • VISA
    • Call 888-PAY-1040. A convenience charge will apply.

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