August 24, 2016
IRS, ACI, PayNearMe Enable Tax Payments at 7-Eleven
April 14, 2016
As tax D-Day looms this year in the U.S., the Internal Revenue Service has announced an online payment option whereby taxpayers can complete transactions in cash. The IRS has partnered with payment processor ACI Worldwide and Sunnyvale, Calif.-based PayNearMe to enable federal income tax payments at more than 7,000 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
Users who choose the cash option on the IRS.gov payments page will receive an email from ACI’s OfficialPayments.com to confirm their personal information, which the IRS will then verify. Once taxpayers are verified, they receive an email from PayNearMe with a link to a payment code that they must print or display on their smartphone and bring to the nearest 7-Eleven. They scan their code, pay and get a receipt. There is a $3.99 fee and the most they can pay in one day is $1,000. By offering more ways to pay, the IRS expects to collect more tax revenue.
“We continue to look for new ways to provide services for our taxpayers,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Taxpayers have many options to pay their tax bills by direct debit, a check or a credit card, but this provides a new way for people who can only pay their taxes in cash without having to travel to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.”