Tax season just got a little easier for Americans who waited until the last minute to get their finances in order. The Internal Revenue Service announced Wednesday it will allow individuals to make payments to the federal agency at 7-Eleven convenience stories around the country.
More than 7,000 locations in 34 states will participate in a new program by electronic-payments providers Official Payments and PayNearMe, which allows users to make cash payments toward tax balances.
"Taxpayers have many options to pay their tax bills by direct debit, a check or a credit card, but this provides a new way for people who can only pay their taxes in cash without having to travel to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center," IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said in a statement.
Users will have to go through three steps to use this new option. The IRS has advised the public not to wait until the April 18 tax deadline to file since the process will take more than one day to undertake. Those who wish to learn more or use the new programs should visit the IRS website.
There is also a $3.99 fee for making payments at 7-Eleven stores.