The Treasury Department is upgrading its Electronic Federal Tax Payment System while phasing out some of its older systems.

The free EFTPS service allows businesses and taxpayers to pay all their federal taxes--including income, employment, estimated and excise taxes--by phone, over the Web, or through special software for tax professionals and payroll services. In May 2006 the Treasury rolled out enhanced batch provider software that allows tax professionals to send up to 1,000 enrollments and 5,000 payments with a single transmission.

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