If you want to make the IRS happy with getting their money from your installment plan agreement then use the Direct Debit - electronic transfer method.
If you prefer this option call (800) 829-1040 to have them set it up for you.
This takes the money right out of your checking account.
Also use the payroll deduction method.
Your company will have the money taken out of your check and sent to the IRS so that you never see it.
Just make sure you go to work and earn the paycheck.
For some folks, this is the most painless way to deal with it, and when you finish making payments you get a fatter paycheck.
If your agreement defaults, enforced collection action, could be taken.
You can make the payments with your credit card at these web sites:
Using these outside online services will cost you an additional service fee.
Or, you can also go to the IRS office and make a payment.
If you are going to be late making a payment because you have to wait for the mail to get there, and actually get opened, your best bet so as to avoid a penalty, is to go to the office in person with your tax bill.
At the IRS office, you can use a money order, personal or business check, cashier’s check, certified funds or cash. Again - No cash in the mail.
A lot of people break out in a nervous sweat and get the shakes when it comes time to file their taxes.
The first time that I tried to file by myself left me with a feeling of confusion because I did not bother to read any information about how to go about it in a fair way, a way that didn't leave me broke and living in a cardboard box in the alley.
I just had at it without reading anything and it was overwhelming. I assure you that after all these years I won't get into a difficult situation like that without any proper info and good forms to file.
Some folks just file as fast as they can to get it over with. They loose out on a bunch of legitimate deductions and allocations that could have saved them a ton of money at tax time.
I would rather be getting a nice tax refund than pay the IRS a lot of money. Pay attention to the details.