The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) is a service offered free by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to help businesses and individuals conveniently pay all their federal taxes electronically. Visit www.eftps.gov to get started.
Here's How EFTPS-Direct Works
- Please have your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) handy.
For Businesses this is your Employer Identification Number (EIN). For Individuals this is your Social Security Number (SSN).
- For most EFTPS Enrollments, you will also need: The Routing Transit Number (RTN) of your financial institution. This is the 9-digit number that appears along with your account number on your checks.
- If paying from your SECNY Account: Our Routing and Transit Number is 221381304. You may also need your SECNY account number.
Click on "Enrollment" and follow the steps. Within 15 business days your Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be mailed to your IRS Address of Record. You will also receive Confirmation materials including instructions on how to obtain your Internet Password for secure use of EFTPS-online.
By 8:00 p.m. ET at least one calendar day prior to your tax due date, you log on, enter your tax payment information, review the information, and click “Make a Payment” to initiate the payment. You will receive an immediate confirmation of your instructions that you can print out as a receipt of your payment instructions.
Per your instructions, EFTPS will automatically debit your indicated bank or credit union account and will transfer the funds to the U.S. Treasury on the date you indicate, and your tax records will be updated at the IRS.
That’s it. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week you can access this site and initiate all your federal tax payments from the convenience of your home or office.