Good News: the Internal Revenue Service recently announced additional retail partners who are accepting cash payments for federal taxes. This cash payment option is for individual and business taxpayers.
The IRS’ continuing partnership with ACI Worldwide’s OfficialPayments.com and the PayNearMe Company lets taxpayers make a payment without a bank account or credit card at participating 7-Eleven stores, Ace Cash Express and Casey’s General Stores nationwide.
“We continuously look for ways to enhance the services we provide for our taxpayers,” said IRS Wage and Investment Division Commissioner Ken Corbin in an IRS news release “The IRS offers many ways for taxpayers to pay their tax bills including direct debit, credit card and through electronic funds withdrawal when filing electronically. This cash option lets people pay their taxes without having to make an appointment at an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.”
Individuals wishing to take advantage of this payment option should visit the IRS.gov/payments, select the cash option in the “Other Ways You Can Pay” section, and follow the instructions. There is a $1,000 payment limit per day and a $3.99 fee per payment.
Because PayNearMe involves a three-step process, the IRS urges taxpayers to choose this option to start the process well ahead of the tax deadline to avoid interest and penalty charges.
The IRS reminds individuals without the need to pay in cash that there are other ways to pay online, by phone, or with a mobile device and the IRS2Go app. IRS Direct Pay is a secure online payment option that allows taxpayers to pay directly from their bank accounts for free. The IRS has been partnering with Official Payments since 1999 for taxpayers wanting to use a credit card to pay their taxes, according to the news release.
The IRS reminds taxpayers to watch out for email schemes. Taxpayers will only receive an email from OfficialPayments.com or PayNearMe if they have initiated the payment process.