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EFTPS - Electronic Federal Tax Payment System

EFTPS, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, is a tax payment system provided free by the U.S. Department of Treasury.  Pay federal taxes electronically via the Internet or phone 24/7.

Businesses and Individuals can pay all their federal taxes using EFTPS.  Individuals can pay their quarterly Form 1040-ES estimated taxes electronically using EFTPS, and they can make payments weekly, monthly, or quarterly.  Both business and individual payments can be scheduled in advance.

To use EFTPS you must first enroll.  To enroll, or for more information online, visit EFTPS or to receive an enrollment form, call EFTPS Customer Service:

• 1.800.555.4477(for business payments)• 1.800.244.4829(Español)
• 1.800.316.6541(for individual payments)• 1.800.555.8778(EFTPS Internet)
• 1.800.733.4829(TDD Hearing-Impaired)• 1.800.945.0966(for Batch Provider payments)


Additional links:
Publication 966, The Secure Way to Pay Your Federal Taxes for Businesses and Individuals
Publication 4169, Tax Professional Guide to Electronic Federal Tax Payment System