PAYMENT AND REFUND OPTIONS
Federal Tax Returns
REFUNDS will be issued either by check or through direct deposit into a financial institution account of the
taxpayer’s choice. Refunds can be received in as little as 14 days. Generally speaking refund information is
available 4 to 6 weeks after you file your return (3 weeks if you file electronically). Call 1-800-829-4477 for
automated information 24 hours a day (tax topic 152). If you have not received your refund within 4 weeks after
filing your return, go to www.irs.gov and click on Where’s My Refund or call 1-800-829-1954. Be sure to have
your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole-dollar amount of your refund when you call.
New for 2006: You have the option to direct deposit your refund in up to three bank accounts .
PAYMENTS can be made by:
q Mailing a check with Form 1040-V to your designated service center on or before April 16, 2007.
q Automatic Direct Debit (available for electronically filed returns only)
§ This is a ONE-TIME authorization for the IRS to withdraw the amount you designate in a single
transaction . It is safe and secure; no other withdrawals can be made. There is no charge to elect this
option; it must be elected when the electronic return is filed.
§ You can file early and schedule the payment to be made on April 16, keeping YOUR money in your
interest -bearing account until the final due date.
§ Before selecting this option, you should call your financial institution to confirm that electronic debit
withdrawa ls are permitted.
§ Proof of payment will appear on your monthly bank statement as a “United States Treasury Tax
q Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover)
§ Payments can be made via telephone or Internet. (Please note that a convenience fee will be
charged based on the amount of tax due. You will be told the amount of the fee before your
transaction is authorized .)
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