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Tax Payment Questions

13. How many payments can I make?
14. When will the IRS receive my payment?
15. How is the payment posted to my account?
16. Can I make a partial payment or use more than one card?
17. Will I receive a payment confirmation number?
18. What do I do with my payment confirmation number?
19. If I am married filing jointly, is my spouse's personal information required?
20. Do I need to mail anything to the IRS once my payment is completed?
21. If I make a Form 4868 Automatic Extension to File payment, do I have to file the IRS Form 4868?
22. Can I pay someone else's tax liability using my card?
23. Will I receive points from my card type?
24. Can I make a payment from overseas?
25. Can taxpayers filing form 1040 NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return, use this service?
26. Who do I contact to establish an Installment Agreement Payment Plan?
27. How can I view upcoming recurring payments?
28. What would prevent me from getting a confirmation email?
29. Can I verify a prior payment?
30. Can I make a second payment without having to re-enter all of my personal information?

About Value Payment Systems, LLC

1.Why choose payUSAtax?
payUSAtax was founded by WorldPay in partnership with Value Payment Systems to help taxpayers achieve Tax Payment Peace of Mind! Value Payment Systems, LLC founders have over 20 years of experience processing payments for the largest Tax Authorities including the IRS. By leveraging our experience and innovation, payUSAtax is able to offer a lower fee than other providers. Our simple, convenient, and secure online tax payment service allows the average taxpayer to complete their tax payment in less than 3 minutes. NOTE: This system is solely for paying Federal tax payments and not State tax payments.

2.Is my information secure?
At payUSAtax, security, privacy and accuracy are extremely important to us. payUSAtax has a Security Advisory Board consisting of the Chief Information Officer from WorldPay, Director of Network Security from Value Payment Systems, and in addition, as an authorized IRS service provider, all of our systems meet all of the extensive requirements necessary to participate in the program. To protect our customers' tax information we use the highest level SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol and other leading security measures. Payment information will not be disclosed for any reason other than processing the transaction authorized by the taxpayer.

3.What payment methods do you accept?
payUSAtax accepts personal and business MasterCard, Discover, Visa, and American Express credit and debit cards, PayPal Credit, MasterPass, Visa Checkout, STAR, NYCE, Pulse, and Accel ATM/debit cards. A personal card for personal or household use, rather than businesses. A business card is a charge card used to cover certain expenses incurred by business people or corporate executives. The corporate card helps separate business expenses from personal expenses. Additionally, the corporate card allows a company to keep track of all business-related spending.

4.Who can use this service?
Taxpayers who have a tax liability for the tax types accepted (see question 5 below for tax types accepted).

NOTE: This system is solely for paying Federal tax payments and not State tax payment.

5.What federal tax types can be paid through this service and when?

Personal

  • Form 1040 Balance Due (all types including current year, prior years, installment agreements, amended returns, and advanced payment of a determined deficiency) - Tax years ranging from 2005 - 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Form 4868 Automatic Extension of Time to File - Tax Year 2015: 01/01/16 at 9am ET through the return due date.
  • Form 1040ES Estimated Taxes - Tax year 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 02/01/15 at 7am ET.
  • Form 1040ES Estimated Taxes - Tax year 2015: 03/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Form 5329 Return for Individual Retirement Arrangement Taxes - Tax year 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (including installment agreements) - Tax year 2005 - 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.

Business

  • Form 940 Balance Due (all types including current year, prior years, installment agreement, and amended or adjusted returns) - Tax years ranging from 2005 - 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Form 941 Balance Due (all types including current year, prior years, installment agreement, and amended or adjusted returns) - Tax years ranging from 2005 - 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Form 943 Balance Due (all types including current year, prior years, installment agreements, and amended or adjusted returns) - Tax years ranging from 2005 - 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Form 944 Balance Due (all types including current year, prior years, and amended or adjusted returns) - Tax years ranging from 2012 - 2013: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Form 945 Balance Due (all types including current year, prior years, installment agreements, and amended or adjusted returns) - Tax years ranging from 2005 - 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Form 1041 Balance Due (all types including current year and prior years) - Tax years ranging from 2005 - 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.
  • Form 1065 Balance Due (all types including current year and prior years) - Tax years ranging from 2005 - 2014: 01/01/15 at 9am ET through 01/01/16 at 7am ET.

6.What are the advantages or paying through this service?
  • Lowest standard convenience fees.
  • Real-time confirmation of your payment. Your payment date and time are equal to the date and time you complete the transaction and receive your real-time confirmation number. The IRS will give you credit for that payment date and time although it takes approximately 5 - 7 business days to post your payment to your account.
  • Takes less than 3 minutes to process a transaction from start to finish.
  • Optional features such as recurring payments and email reminders allow you to schedule and manage future tax payments.
  • The convenience fee is tax deductible for qualifying individuals paying personal taxes and tax deductible for all business taxes.
  • You may be eligible for rewards associated with your payment method. Please check with your card issuer for eligibility.

Credit or Debit Card Convenience Fee Questions

7.What is the convenience fee for?
The convenience fee is charged by Value Payment Systems, LLC to cover the cost of processing the transaction. Fees are based on the amount of the payment or payment method and are shown after selecting your payment method.

8.Who gets the convenience fee?
The IRS does not receive or charge any fees for card payments. The convenience fee goes directly to Value Payment Systems, LLC for processing the transaction.

9.Is the convenience fee negotiable?
No. Value Payment Systems, LLC only receives a small portion of the fee. The majority of the fee pays for the transaction processing.

10.Can I deduct the convenience fee?
The fee is deductible for personal tax types for those who qualify. For business tax types, the fee is a deductible business expense(see IRS Pub. 529).

11.Will I be charged a cash advance fee?
No, your tax payment will be treated like a retail purchase and not a cash advance purchase.

12.Does the IRS get my payment method information?
No, the IRS does not receive any personal payment method data such as credit card numbers.

Tax Payment Questions

13.How many payments can I make?

Tax Type: Annual
Maximum Payment: 2 Per Year

  • Form 1040 Current Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 1040 Prior Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 1040 Advanced Payment of a Determined Deficiency
  • Form 1040 Notice Balance Due Payments
  • Form 4868 Automatic Extension of Time to File Payments
  • Form 5329 Return for Individual Retirement Arrangement Taxes
  • Form 1040X Amended Return Payments
  • Form 940 Current Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 940 Prior Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 940 Amended or Adjusted Return Payments
  • Form 943 Current Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 943 Prior Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 943 Amended or Adjusted Return Payments
  • Form 944 Current Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 944 Prior Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 944 Amended or Adjusted Return Payments
  • Form 945 Current Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 945 Prior Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 945 Amended or Adjusted Return Payments
  • Form 1041 Current Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 1041 Prior Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 1065 Current Year Balance Due Payments
  • Form 1065 Prior Year Balance Due Payments

Tax Type: Quarterly
Maximum Payments: 2 Per Quarter

  • Form 1040ES Estimated Tax Payments
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Tax Payments
  • Form 941 Current Quarter Balance Due Payments
  • Form 941 Prior Quarter Balance Due Payments
  • Form 941 Amended or Adjusted Return Payments

Tax Type: Installments
Maximum Payments: 2 Per Month

  • Form 1040 Balance Due Installment Agreement Payments
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty Tax Installment Agreement Payments
  • Form 940 Installment Agreement Payments
  • Form 941 Installment Agreement Payments
  • Form 943 Installment Agreement Payments
  • Form 945 Installment Agreement Payments

14.When will the IRS receive my payment?
Your payment date and time are equal to the date and time you complete the transaction and receive your real-time confirmation number. The IRS will give you credit for that payment date and time although it takes approximately 5 - 7 business days to post your payment to your account.

15.How is the payment posted to my account?
Your payment will post to your account based on the Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number provided.

16.Can I make a partial payment or use more than one card?
Yes, taxpayers can make partial payments using more than one card. You will need to complete separate transactions for each partial payment.

17.Will I receive a payment confirmation number?
Yes, taxpayers will receive a real-time confirmation number on the receipt. An email confirmation number will also be sent to the email address provided during the process.

18.What do I do with my payment confirmation number?
Your payment will post to your account based on the Social Security Number or Taxpayer Identification Number provided. However, you should keep a copy of the confirmation number with your tax records.

19.If I am married filing jointly, is my spouse's personal information required?
No, the IRS will post the payment to the social security number entered during the transaction. For joint filers, please make sure you enter the social security number of the first spouse listed on the tax return.

20.Do I need to mail anything to the IRS once my payment is completed?
If you haven't already, you need to file your tax return or amended return associated with your payment. You do not need to mail in a payment voucher or any other payment information. payUSAtax will send all payment information completed through this website to the IRS.

21.If I make a Form 4868 Automatic Extension to File payment, do I have to file the IRS form 4868?
Once you successfully complete a payment and receive a confirmation number, your extension to file will be automatically granted for both you and your spouse (if applicable). Therefore, you do not need to file an IRS Form 4868.

22.Can I pay someone else's tax liability using my card?
Yes, the payment information may be different from the person owing the tax, bill or fee.

23.Will I receive points from my card type?
Card rewards and points are issued by your card issuer. To determine if you are eligible, please contact your card issuer.

24.Can I make a payment from overseas?
Yes, you can make a payment from overseas and it will be posted to your account in the same timeframe as a domestic payment.

25.Can taxpayers filing form 1040 NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return, use this service?
Yes, Form 1040 NR filers can pay taxes through this service. You should enter your Social Security Number when prompted. If you have been issued an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) by the IRS, you may enter your ITIN in place of a Social Security Number.

26.Who do I contact to establish an Installment Agreement Payment Plan?
You must setup your Installment Agreement Payment Plan with the IRS. You must submit an Installment Agreement Request (Form 9465) to the IRS. Installment Agreement Request, Form 9465, is available at www.irs.gov, or contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.

27.How can I view upcoming recurring payments?
You can login to the My Account link on payUSAtax and select the profile link. Your profile will display your upcoming recurring payment schedule.

28.What would prevent me from getting a confirmation email?
All payments made through www.payusatax.com will get a real-time confirmation e-mail. Some spam-filtering software may be configured to prevent the delivery of e-mails from certain addresses. To ensure receipt of your payment confirmation, any spam-filtering software should allow receipt of e-mails from confirmation@payUSAtax.com.

29.Can I verify a prior payment?
Yes, if you made a prior payment through this service you can select the payment verification link. Within the payment verification link, you will enter your prior payment amount and social security number or employer identification number. Your confirmation number and payment date/time will be returned.

30.Can I make a second payment without having to re-enter all of my personal information?
Yes, if you made a prior payment through this service you can select the payment verification link. Within the payment verification link, you will have the option to view prior payments and select "make another payment" utilizing our expedited payment service.

Cancellations and Error Questions

31.What if I want to cancel a payment after I receive a confirmation number?
Generally, payments cannot be cancelled.

32.If my card declines, who should I contact?
Taxpayers should call the card issuer regarding payment decline errors.

33.Who do I call regarding amount of tax owed or other matters concerning the tax return?
You should call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 to report any problems concerning the amount of tax owed or any other matter concerning the tax return.

34.What if I accidentally paid more than I owe?
In most instances, the IRS will refund an overpayment once the return is received and processed. An overpayment may be used to settle or offset an existing debt on the taxpayer's account.

35.What if I made a duplicate payment?
Please select the Contact Us link by clicking Support at the top of the page and notify us of your duplicate payment.

36.What if I paid the wrong tax type?
Please select the Contact Us link by clicking Support at the top of the page and notify us of the error.

37.What if my social security number or employer identification number was wrong?
Please select the Contact Us link by clicking Support at the top of the page and notify us of the error.

38.I used your service and received a non-payment notification from the IRS?
Please verify your prior payment through this service by selecting the payment verification link. Within the payment verification link, you will enter your prior payment amount and social security number or employer identification number. Your confirmation number and payment date/time will be returned. If your payment was successful, please select the Contact Us link by clicking Support at the top of the page and notify us of your non-payment notification.

39.How do I modify or cancel recurring payments or email reminders?
If you would like to modify or cancel your recurring payments or email reminders, you can do so by visiting www.payusatax.com and selecting the My Account link at the top of the page. You will need to login to your account, and visit the profile page. Recurring payments can be cancelled anytime up to 11 pm ET on the day before your next scheduled payment.

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