Did you know you can securely access your IRS account at any time?
The IRS continues to create services to help taxpayers better manage their accounts. One of those includes an online tool to access your account. By logging on to IRS.gov/account, you can view your account balance, payment history, transcripts, and other important information. You can also pay your bill and set up payment agreements. If you are a first-time user, there is a secure access process where you must authenticate your identity. You will input your username and password if you are a returning user.
The uses for this service are many. When you apply for a mortgage, student loans, and government benefits, accessing your tax transcripts will save you time. Knowing your tax account balance will help you stay on top of your payments and avoid fees; seeing past payments enables you to monitor your progress.
Gone are the days of waiting on the phone to speak to an IRS representative for some of these tasks. Learn more about this and other new IRS programs at https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-online-account-makes-it-easy-for-taxpayers-to-view-their-tax-info-anytime.