The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, in an audit to assess the IRS management of the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, found that business taxpayers were effectively transitioned to electronic payments, but were not always timely contacted when payments were missed.

EFTPS is a tax payment system that allows business and individual taxpayers to pay their federal taxes electronically via the Internet or telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, businesses not already required to use EFTPS were required to make their federal tax deposit payments electronically. The FTD Alert Program identifies, before the return is due, business taxpayers who have fallen behind in their deposits.

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