Businesses and Individuals can pay all their federal taxes using EFTPS. Individuals can pay their quarterly 1040ES estimated taxes electronically using EFTPS, and they can make payments weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Both business and individual payments may be scheduled in advance.
More than 9.5 million taxpayers are currently enrolled in the system. Since EFTPS started in 1996, there have been over 1 billion electronic payments made, totaling over $23.6 trillion!
What You Need to Know About EFTPS
Remember, EFTPS values your privacy and security and will never attempt to contact you via e-mail. If you ever receive an e-mail that claims to be from EFTPS or from a sender you do not recognize that mentions a payment made through EFTPS, forward the e-mail to email@example.com or call the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration at 1.800.366.4484.
You must enroll to use EFTPS. To enroll, click on Enrollment at the top of the EFTPS page and follow the steps. After your information is validated with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you will receive a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in five to seven business days via U.S. Mail.
Payments scheduled through EFTPS must be made by 8:00 p.m. EST the day before the due date to be received timely. EFTPS supports Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows and Mozilla Firefox for Windows. Support of additional browsers is in development. You may use the EFTPS website and the EFTPS Voice Response System (1.800.555.3453) interchangeably to make payments.
If you are required to make deposits electronically but do not wish to use EFTPS yourself, ask your financial institution about ACH Credit or same-day wire payments, or consult a tax professional or payroll provider about making payments for you. Please note: These options may result in fees from the providers.
Payments through third parties may have earlier cutoff times; please check with them for their deadlines.