Electronic Tax Payment

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.

Step 1:

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.

Step 2: 

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.

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

EFTPS is the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System developed by the U.S.Department of the Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Financial Management Service (FMS). EFTPS enables you to pay your federal taxes electronically. You can use EFTPS-OnLine (via the Internet at www.eftps.gov), or EFTPS-Phone to initiate tax payments to EFTPS directly. It’s convenient, secure, and timesaving.

You can use EFTPS to make your payments directly with EFTPS-Direct. With EFTPS-Direct, using the Internet or phone, you make your tax payments at least one calendar day prior to the tax due date. Funds will be debited from your account on the date you indicate. Based on your instructions, EFTPS initiates a debit against your account and your tax records are updated with the IRS.

Yes. You can enroll through the Internet at www.eftps.gov, or by completing an enrollment form available from EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-555-4477 or 1-800-945-8400.

  • It's Fast. You can make a tax payment in minutes.
  • It's Accurate. Because there are verification steps along the way, you are able to check and review your information before it is sent.
  • It's Convenient. EFTPS is available to you by Internet or phone—24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be used to schedule payments in advance.
  • It's Easy to Use. It's a step-by-step process that tells you what information you need to successfully complete your tax payment for any federal tax.

Yes. Business taxpayers can schedule tax payments up to 120 days in advance, and individual taxpayers can schedule payments up to 365 days in advance of due date.

No. When you make a payment using EFTPS-Onddne, only information is transmitted via the Internet. The exchange of funds still occurs within your financial institution, and the IRS does not have access to your account information.

Individual taxpayers can pay all individual federal tax types including estimated taxes, balance due payments, installment payments, even estate and gift taxes. Business taxpayers can pay all types of federal taxes, including employment taxes, excise taxes, and corporate income taxes.

It should take you no more than 10 minutes to complete the onddne New Taxpayer Enrollment Form. Once EFTPS receives your information, confirmation materials that include instructions on how to obtain your Internet Password will be created and mailed to the name and address you entered on your enrollment form. Additionally, your PIN will be mailed to your official IRS address of record (this is the address that appears on your tax returns or IRS documents). You should receive your confirmation materials within 15 business days after you complete your enrollment.

No. No one has access to your account information unless you allow them. As the taxpayer, you are in total control of initiating all your tax payments through EFTPS.