Friday, July 21, 2017

New EFTPS Enhancement

As you know, the IRS provides a number of electronic payment options to help taxpayers meet their tax obligations. A new enhancement allows taxpayers to sign up for email notifications when using IRS Direct Pay or EFTPS to pay their taxes. This new email feature allows taxpayers to receive notifications about their payments in their personal email accounts.

The IRS made this feature available in response to taxpayer survey feedback. Before adding this option, the only way taxpayers could keep a record of their confirmation was to write it down or print their screen.

Once taxpayers sign up, they'll receive notification messages that show:

  • payment scheduled,
  • payment cancellation,
  • return of a payment,
  • reminder for a scheduled payment,
  • payment modified and
  • address change confirmation.

EFTPS users can opt-in to receive email notifications when they enroll or update their enrollment. Direct Pay users can opt to receive email notifications each time they make a payment. To better protect taxpayers, there are no web links within the email notifications.

The IRS continues to remind taxpayers to watch out for email schemes. Taxpayers will only receive an email from IRS Direct Pay or EFTPS if they've requested the service. Taxpayers should report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function to

For more information about tax payments visit

This text has been shared by Mary Hanson, Internal Revenue Service C&L IMRS Management and Program Analyst

Andover, Massachusetts

phone 978 783-8459
e-fax 1-877-477-8178

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