A new Web site from Link2Gov allows taxpayers to make federal balance-due tax payments via debit card, paying a fixed convenience fee of $2.95.

The site, www.IncomeTaxPayment.com, will charge the same fee no matter the amount of payment. Link2Gov is an Internal Revenue Service-authorized payment provider and already offers credit and signature debit card processing of tax payments at Pay1040.com and through a toll-free phone number.

In a statement, the company said that paying by debit -- without using a personal identification number -- has never before been a card option for tax payments, and that the $2.95 charge is the only flat-fee option available anywhere. Payments made at the new site are authorized in real time and the payment date is the same date the transaction was successfully completed. 

Cards eligible for use must participate in either the NYCE, Star or PULSE payments networks, logos of which appear on the back of a check, debit or ATM card.

The following individual and business federal balance-due tax payments can be initiated at the site:

  • Form 1040 (all types), “Balance Due Notice;”
  • Form 1040ES, “Estimated, Prior Tax Year;”
  • Form 4868, “Automatic Extension;”
  • Form 1040, “Installment Agreement;”
  • Form 1040, “Advanced Payment of a Determined Deficiency;”
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty;
  • Form 941, “Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax,”
  • Form 940, “Employer’s Federal Unemployment Tax;” and,
  • Form 944, “Employer’s Annual Federal Tax.”

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