If you have breached a instalment payment agreement in the past 12 months, the amount you owe is more than $25,000 but not more than $50,000, and the amount on line 11a (11b, if applicable) is less than the amount on line 10, you must complete Part II on page 2 of Form 9465. If you can pay the full amount you owe within 120 days, you can avoid paying the fee to arrange a payment in instalments. You can request a short-term payment plan if you can pay in full within 120 days using the IRS.gov/OPA takeover request or by calling the IRS at 800-829-1040. Use Form 9465 to request a monthly payment agreement (payment plan) if you cannot pay the full amount you owe, which is stated on your tax return (or in a notification we sent you). Most installment payment agreements meet our optimized instalment agreement criteria. The maximum duration of a simplified agreement is 72 months. In some circumstances, you may have more time to pay, or you may make an agreement on an amount that is less than the amount of tax you owe. IrS may be able to suspend some individual DDIA payments upon request, but due to disruptions caused by COVID-19 related issues, it may be difficult to reach an assistant. Note that if payments are stopped in order to avoid a possible default in the agreement after the expiry of the suspension period on July 15, 2020, taxpayers must inform their bank that the debits can be resumed at least two weeks before the due date of their next payment.

If you default, the payment agreement may be terminated and the IRS may begin to take enforcement action. It is important to choose the agreement that suits your personal situation and allows you to make your payments every month and on time. Additional text has been added to Form 9465 regarding your payment of the tax and your provision of updated financial information when prompted. See Requirements for modifying or terminating a payment agreement at a later date. . A instalment payment agreement may be terminated if you provide materially incomplete or inaccurate information in response to an IRS financial update request, or if you provide such information in order to obtain the instalment payment agreement. For more information on what to do if your payment contract is terminated, see IRS.gov/CP523. The payment options available to you determine your specific tax situation. Payment options include full payment, short-term payment plan (payment in 120 days or less) or long-term payment plan (installment payment) (payment in more than 120 days).

You can view the details of your current payment schedule (type of agreement, due dates, and amount you need to pay) by logging into the online payment agreement tool. A low-income taxpayer is a taxpayer whose adjusted gross income for the last available tax year is equal to or less than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines. For more information on how to determine if your adjusted gross income is equal to or less than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines, see the instructions on Form 13844. We may have filed an NFTL against your property. If so, you may be able to withdraw the notice of privilege. To learn more about privilege withdrawals and see if you qualify, go to IRS.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/understanding-a-federal-tax-lien. An express agreement from the Corporate Trust Fund may be available to businesses that owe up to $25,000. You must pay the debt in full within 24 months or before the end of the collection period, whichever comes first. You can also repay the liability at $25,000 or less and then apply for it. The initial fee for setting up a installment payment agreement varies depending on the payment method you choose.

These fees are subject to change and are listed on the Online Remittance Agreement page. For instalment payment agreements entered into on or after April 10, 2018 by low-income taxpayers that will be defined later, the IRS waives user fees or reimburses them if certain conditions are met. If you are a low-income taxpayer and agree to make electronic payments using a debit instrument by entering into a instalment payment agreement (DDIA), the IRS waives the fee for using the instalment payment agreement. For more information, see lines 13a, 13b and 13c. If you are a low-income taxpayer and cannot make electronic payments using a debit instrument by completing a DDIA, the IRS will refund the user fee you paid for the instalment payment agreement after the remittance agreement was entered into. For more information, see line 13c. By approving your application, we agree that you pay the tax you owe in monthly instalments instead of paying the full amount immediately. In return, you agree to make your monthly payments on time. You also agree to comply with all your future tax obligations. This means that you must have enough source deductions or estimated tax payments for your tax liability for future years to be paid in full if you file your tax return on time.

Your application for a instalment payment agreement will be rejected if no required tax return has been submitted. Any refund will be based on the one you owe. If your refund is applied to your balance, you will still have to pay your regular monthly payment. If you do not select the check box on line 13c (and do not specify the information on lines 13a and 13b), indicate that you can but cannot make electronic payments by configuring a DDIA. Therefore, your user fee is not refundable after the conclusion of your instalment payment contract. Low-income taxpayers who are unable to make electronic payments through a DDIA by providing their information on lines 13a and 13b are entitled to a refund of their contract expenses in instalments. If you are a low-income taxpayer and you checked the box on line 13c, your instalment payment fee will be refunded after you complete your remittance contract. For more information, see User Fee Waiver and Refunds above. .

As a general rule, if the total amount you owe is more than $25,000 but not more than $50,000, you must either (1) complete lines 13a and 13b and agree to make payments by direct debit, or (2) check boxes 14 to make your payroll payments and attach a completed and signed Form 2159, Payroll deduction contract. A payroll deduction contract is not available if you file Form 9465 electronically. Pay the amount due in more than 120 days with monthly payments If you cannot or do not want to use the online system, you can fill out IRS Form 9465 in paper form, request a remittance agreement and send it to the address indicated in the instructions with all the required documents. . If the amount you owe on line 9 is more than $50,000, you cannot file Form 9465 electronically. If the amount you owe on line 9 is more than $50,000, you must complete and file Form 433-E, Collection Information Return. You can download Form 433-F from IRS.gov/Forms. Clarify and expand the terms and conditions of the Form 9465 instalment agreements. Online application for a instalment payment contract and other payment plans. The six-year rule: If you only owe personal income tax, you may generally be eligible for the six-year rule (6). You will need to provide financial information, but not provide proof of reasonable expenses. You must stay informed of all filing and payment requirements, including penalties and interest on the tax payable, and pay the payment in full in six years (72 months) and under collection law – the time the IRS has to collect the amount you owe.

For the establishment of a payment agreement in instalments, we charge a user fee. The amount of the usage fee may vary depending on whether or not you use the online payment app and how you plan to make your monthly payments. For more information, see the following table. Installment payment agreements are one of your options if you can`t pay your taxes in full when they`re due. These agreements are payment plans and allow you to repay your debt over a period of time that you have defined with the IRS. The IRS sometimes rejects payment plans – if this happens to you, you have the right to appeal. You must file a complaint within 30 days by filing Form 9423, Request for Recovery Appeal. The IRS is prohibited from taking enforcement action while the instalment payment agreement is pending and for 30 days after rejection or termination, giving you time to file an appeal. If you are a low-income taxpayer and agree to make payments by direct debit (from a checking account), you are entitled to a user fee waiver for remittance agreements. A low-income taxpayer who is unable to make electronic payments using a debit instrument by completing a DDIA is entitled to a refund of the reduced user fee of $43 upon entering into the instalment payment agreement. See 13c, further on, for more details.

Attach Form 9465 to the front of your tax return and send it to the address indicated in your tax return booklet. .