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IRS Announces Enhancements to Online Payment Agreement Application

With the filing deadline approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today announced enhancements to the interactive Online Payment Agreement application on IRS.gov. The Web-based application allows eligible taxpayers or their authorized representatives to self-qualify, apply and receive immediate notification of approval for installment agreements –including paperless direct debit agreements.

Two recent enhancements provide added functionality. The first permits individuals who have not yet received a bill to establish pre-assessed agreements on current tax year Form 1040 liabilities. The second allows practitioners with valid authorizations to remain in the application to request agreements for multiple clients.

The IRS estimates that over 75% of those eligible for an installment agreement can establish one using this application. Since launching in October, about 3,000 taxpayers have successfully used it to set up a payment agreement with the IRS.

Paying taxes on time and in full avoids unnecessary penalties and interest. However, taxpayers who cannot pay in full may request a payment agreement. To be eligible, a taxpayer must first file all required tax returns and be current with estimated tax payments if applicable.

Individuals with a balance due notice can access the application using the following information:

  • Taxpayer identification number (generally a Social Security Number) and
  • Personal identification number, which can be established online using the caller identification number from the balance due notice.


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