The IRS Online Account is an online system that allows you to securely access your individual account information.
You can view:
- The total amount you owe, including balance details by year
- Your payment history and any scheduled or pending payments
- Key information from your most recent tax return
- Payment plan details if you have one
- Digital copies of select notices from the IRS
- Your Economic Impact Payments if any
- Your address on file
- Authorization requests from tax professionals
You can also:
- Make a payment online
- See payment plan options and request a plan via Online Payment Agreement
- Access your tax records via Get Transcript
- Approve or reject authorization requests from tax professionals
- Your balance will update no more than once every 24 hours, usually overnight.
- Check or money order payments may take up to 3 weeks to appear in your account.
Hours of availability
- Monday 6 a.m. to Saturday 9 p.m. ET
- Sunday: 10 a.m. to midnight ET (Occasionally down additional hours for maintenance)
There are compatibility issues with some assistive technologies. Refer to the accessibility guide for help if you use a screen reader, screen magnifier or voice command software.
Other ways to find your account information
- You can request an Account Transcript. Please note that each Account Transcript only covers a single tax year, and may not show the most recent penalties, interest, changes or pending actions.
- If you’re a business, or an individual who filed a form other than 1040, you can obtain a transcript by submitting Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return.
Register for an IRS Online Services Account
When you register for online services, they ask you to verify your identity so no one else can access your IRS online account. It takes about 15 minutes to register.
Have this information ready:
- Email address
- Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN)
- Tax filing status and mailing address
- One financial account number linked to your name:
- Credit card – last 8 digits (no American Express, debit or corporate cards) or
- Student loan – (Enter the student loan account number provided on your statement. The account number may contain both numbers and letters. Do not include any symbols.) Additionally, they can’t verify student loans issued by Nelnet. or
- Mortgage or home equity loan or
- Home equity line of credit (HELOC) or
- Auto loan
- Mobile phone linked to your name (for faster registration) or ability to receive an activation code by mail
Note: For security reasons, the IRS call center can not assist with identity verification issues.