For the first time, U.S. taxpayers can make payments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) using cash at 7,000 7-Eleven stores.
PayNearMe and ACI’s OfficialPayments teamed with 7-Eleven to create the 24X7 payment option.
With the scan of a PayNearMe barcode on a smartphone at nearly 7,000 participating 7-Eleven stores, taxpayers who need to use cash for their tax payment can do so at the register.
To obtain a PayNearMe barcode, taxpayers visit www.officialpayments.com/fed, choose their IRS form type, and select ‘Pay with Cash’ as their payment option. They can elect to receive their barcode via email to print, or on their smartphone, which presents them with a list of the closest 7-Eleven stores where they can pay.
Once the payment is made, taxpayers receive a receipt as proof of transaction. Payments are typically posted within two business days, although it is advised that taxpayers initiate payment at www.officialpayments.com/fed at least seven business days prior to their tax payment deadlines, due to the IRS’ identity verification requirements.
Each taxpayer’s federal tax payment in cash must not exceed $1,000 per day and taxpayers can make up to two payments per tax period using this method. There is a small service fee of $3.99 for each payment.
Using PayNearMe, consumers can make payments on their own schedule, in their own neighborhood, at one of nearly 17,000 trusted locations in the U.S., which include 7-Eleven, Family Dollar and ACE Cash Express stores. The company processes payments for Greyhound bus, California Department of Child Support Services and the city of Philadelphia’s bike share program Indego, among others.
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