now shows tax balances

  • May 4, 2017
  • Maria Montie, CPA, MST, CVA, MAFF

Instead of taxpayers and their tax professionals being forced to call the IRS to ask for a payoff amount, taxpayers who authenticate their identities can use an online system to look up their outstanding tax balances. If they owe less than $50,000, the taxpayer or their licensed professional, can submit a streamlined installment agreement request.

With this change, more than 90% of all payment arrangements can now be officially set up online. To access the online system, visit