Submit the request online through the online payment agreement tool or by phone or mail by submitting form 9465, Request for Installment Agreement. Your specific tax situation will determine what payment options are available to you. Payment options include full payment, a short-term payment plan (payment in 180 days or less), or a long-term payment plan (installment agreement) (monthly payment). Once you complete your online application, you will receive immediate notification as to whether your payment plan has been approved.
To verify that the payment was successfully processed, check your online tax account two business days after the date you scheduled the payment to be removed from your bank account. Your online tax account will indicate if a payment attempt has been declined. If the payment is still pending, check it again after three more business days to see if the payment was returned or canceled. If it was, you can try to resend it to avoid interest and penalties.
Direct Pay is a free service from the IRS that allows you to make online tax payments directly from your bank account to the IRS. The IRS did not send monthly payment proofs and reminders during the relief period due to the closure of IRS offices due to COVID-19. Taxpayers who are experiencing financial difficulties should contact an IRS representative by calling the number on their notice of agreement. Applicants must submit the form to the IRS within 30 days of the date of their letter of acceptance of the installment agreement to ask the IRS to reconsider their situation. As part of the accepted offer agreement, the IRS will keep any refunds, including interest, of taxes due until the date the IRS accepts the offer.