Electronic federal tax payment system

The paperless way to make your federal tax deposits

What is the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)?

EFTPS is the free electronic service provided by the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury that allows you to make online or by phone federal tax payments without the hassle and expense of a manual process using paper coupons.  Visit the EFTPS government website.

How do I enroll online?

At least 15 to 20 days prior to your tax payment due date, you will need to go to the EFTPS website and select the enrollment tab.  You will be asked to provide the following information during the enrollment process:

  1. Your employer identification number (EIN) for a business or a Social Security number (SSN) for an individual.
  2. An STCU check or deposit slip for the account you wish to debit your government tax payment from. Use the check or deposit slip to identify STCU’s Routing Transit Number (325182700) and your account number.

While your account is being set up, a temporary password will be sent to you by mail that you will use together with your EIN or SSN and the personal identification number (PIN) you selected to login or call to make a payment.  

How do I enroll by paper?

At least 23 to 30 days prior to your tax payment due date, download, print, and mail the appropriate business or individual enrollment forms to: EFTPS, PO Box 173788, Denver CO, 80217-3788.

The forms require your employer identification number (EIN) for businesses or Social Security number (SSN) for individuals. Refer to an STCU check or deposit slip for the account you wish to debit your government tax payment from.  Use the check or deposit slip to identify STCU’s Routing Transit Number (325182700) and your account number.

While your account is being set up, a temporary password will be sent to you by mail that you’ll use together with your EIN or SSN and the PIN you’ve selected to login or to call to make a payment.

How do I make a payment?

At least one day prior to your tax payment due date (before 8 a.m. Eastern), visit the EFTPS website and select the login or call 1-800-555-3453 for a business payment or 1-800-315-4829 for an individual's tax payment.  You’ll be prompted for your EIN or SSN, your PIN, and your password. You’ll then provide the information necessary to complete the transaction.

Where can I get more information online? 

The EFTPS website has an FAQ section located in the left-hand menu which provides a variety of topics.  In addition you can download the EFTPS instruction booklet here.  

Who can I call for more information?

EFTPS Customer Service by phone for businesses:  1-800-555-4477
EFTPS Customer Service by phone for individuals:  1-800-316-6541

Am I protected?

Yes. Visit the EFTPS website and select the Help & Information tab for security and disclosure/privacy statement information.