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Can I pay taxes with a credit card?

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You have many convenient options to pay your taxes at H&R Block. Using your credit card is one available option. However, if you’d rather not pay your taxes or prep fees with a credit or debit card, you can pay nothing out of pocket with our Refund Transfer option. This option is available on the same screen where you would choose your credit or debit card to pay your tax preparation charges.

If you choose Refund Transfer, your taxes owed and related prep fees are deducted directly from your tax refund after your return is done.

Let’s review your options to pay through H&R Block

Once you’re ready to file your return, you can choose how you want to pay your federal or state balance due. You can pay taxes with a credit card or use:

  • Electronic funds withdrawal (EFW). You can set your payment date anytime on or before April 15. If you don’t see that option, make sure you’ve downloaded the most recent updates for your software. You won’t owe any interest or penalties as long as you pay by April 15.
  • Paper check

State payments vary, but we’ll make sure to walk you through your options when you reach that point in your return.

Do you want to request an installment payment option? Follow these steps:

  • Choose the Federal tab
  • In Federal, choose Wrap-Up
  • Check the box labeled I’ll pay my federal balance due in installments (Form 9465) for instructions.

Yes, you can pay you taxes with a credit card, along with any related fees. However, it may be more convenient to try different options.

Payment options can’t be updated in our Software product once your return is filed. If you filed your return and would like to change the payment date you selected for funds withdrawal, you’ll need to contact the IRS at 1-888-353-4537. They’re available 24/7 to discuss your payment options, including canceling a payment. The IRS recommends you wait 7 to 10 days after your return is accepted before calling. For state tax payments, contact your state’s taxing authority to discuss your options.

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