[US] How to enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Paying System (EFTPS)

When it comes to paying payroll taxes, it's important to stay up to date and informed. Below is a list of instructions for how you can enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Paying System (EFTPS), which will allow you to pay taxes online or by phone.

Step 1: Enroll online at www.eftps.gov.

To get started, you will need the following:

  • Employer Identification Number
  • Banking account number and routing number
  • Address and name as they appear on your IRS tax documents

Once you're enrolled, follow these instructions:

  1. Click "Enrollment."
  2. Select "Business."
  3. Enter the requested information.
  4. Submit. In seven business days, you will receive a PIN in the mail that allows you to log in to your EFTPS account.

Step 2: Get your password

When you receive your PIN, call 1.800.982.3526 to get a temporary Internet password. The first time you log in to your EFTPS account, you'll be prompted to update the temporary password to a permanent password of your choice.

Step 3: Make a payment

  1. Go to www.eftps.gov and select "Make a Payment."
  2. Log in with your EIN, PIN, and Internet password.
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter your payment information.
  4. When you're finished, save a copy of the Payment Confirmation page. This contains your EFT Acknowledgment Number, which acts as a receipt for your payment instruction.

The deadline for making tax payments through EFTPS is 8:00 p.m. EST, one calendar day in advance of the payment due date.

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