Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)

The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System is a free service offered by the U.S. Department of Treasury. It is a secure way to make sure your payments are received timely. You can make all your federal tax payments online or by phone.

EFTPS allows all federal tax payments to be made electronically, including:

  • Corporate taxes
  • Excise taxes
  • Employment taxes, and
  • 1040 quarterly estimated tax payments.

Payment Scheduling Feature

The payment scheduling feature is a great convenience if you expect to make recurring tax payments. For example, quarterly estimated tax payments or  installment agreement payments.

The Scheduling feature allows taxpayers to schedule their payment instruction up to 120 days in advance of a due date for business taxes, and 365 days for individual, nonbusiness taxes. The payments are made on the date the taxpayer indicates. You can schedule payments quarterly, weekly , biweekly, semiweekly, or monthly.

You receive an immediate EFT Acknowledgement Number as a receipt.

You get a 16-month payment history online.


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