Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

EFTPS, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, is a tax payment service provided for free by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Pay your federal taxes electronically through the Internet or phone, 24/7. You must enroll at to use EFTPS. If desired, will complete your enrollment at no cost to you, or you can enroll yourself at

Both businesses and individuals can pay all their federal taxes using EFTPS. Individuals can pay their quarterly 1040ES estimated taxes electronically using EFTPS and make payments weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Both business and individual payments can be scheduled in advance. More than 9.5 million taxpayers are currently enrolled in the system. Since EFTPS started in 1996, more than 1 billion electronic payments have been 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 email. If you ever receive an email claiming to be from EFTPS or an unknown sender that mentions a payment made through EFTPS, forward the email to 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 5 to 7 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 on time. EFTPS supports Microsoft Internet Explorer for Windows and Mozilla Firefox for Windows. Support for 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’re required to make deposits electronically but don’t 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.


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