How to write a check for the IRS

Pay your federal income tax by check, and make sure it has the correct amount and signature. The IRS provides relevant paperwork when receiving such payments. Adhere to these guidelines so that your payment will be processed promptly.

The profile includes your identity

Make sure your check shows the name, address and phone number that the IRS can contact you during the day. Include your full social security number, not just the last four digits; If you are married filing, your check should include the first Social Security number you listed on your tax return.

Billing Information

When your check is paid to "US Treasury". The IRS said it would also accept and process checks payable to "US Treasury" or "Treasury." In the space or box to the right of the check, enter the amount in the format "$ XXX.XX" instead of dashed lines or "XX / 100".

How to write a check for the IRS

Forms or Notices

Provide the number for the IRS form or notice with the balance due to your payment. Write the year or period for tax and sample numbers, such as "Form 2014 1040" for tax returns. Use "Form 4868" on the check to pay the estimated tax if you require more time to submit your tax return. Where possible, write the code found on the IRS notice that you owe taxes. For example, "CP11" means you owe due to incorrect calculations on your tax return.

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