Got a question about tax payments or penalties? Ask the IRS!

Sep 25, 2019

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Questions about tax payments and penalties come up all year long. Taxpayers can find most answers to these questions on IRS.gov. They can head over to the Let Us Help You page, which features links that take users to information and resources on a wide range of topics related to penalties and payments.

Payments

Payment options

  • This page lays out the different way taxpayers can pay what they owe, from having the payment taken directly from their bank account to using a credit card.

Payment plan

  • Taxpayers who cannot pay what they owe in full have options, which are explained on this page.

View your balance and payment history

  • Individual taxpayers can use this tool to check their account and see things like their payoff amount.

Liens and levies

These links explain what a lien and a levy are, and how taxpayers comply with them.

Resolve a dispute

The Office of Appeals is an independent organization within the IRS that helps taxpayers resolve their tax disputes. This page has links to information that will help taxpayers who received a notice saying their case qualifies to be reviewed by Appeals.

Prevent future tax bill

Taxpayers who owed more than expected when they filed this year have a couple of options to help them avoid that when they file next year. These pages have more info about the options.

Penalties

These links take the user to information where they can find out more about topics related to penalties and penalty relief.

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