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DALLAS — 7-Eleven Inc. is helping customers pay their taxes in cash.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is joining with ACI Worldwide's OfficialPayments.com and PayNearMe Co. to allow individuals to make a payment without the need of a bank account or credit card at more than 7,000 7-Eleven stores across the United States.
"We continue to look for new ways to provide services for our taxpayers. 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," said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.
Individuals wishing to take advantage of this payment option should visit the IRS payments page, select the cash option in the other ways you can pay section and follow the instructions:
- Taxpayers will receive an email from OfficialPayments.com confirming their information.
- PayNearMe sends the taxpayer an email with a link to the payment code and instructions.
- Individuals may print the payment code provided, or send it to their smart phone, along with a list of the closest 7-Eleven stores.
- The convenience store provides a receipt after accepting the cash and the payment usually posts to the taxpayer's account within two business days.
- There is a $1,000 payment limit per day and a $3.99 fee per payment.
The IRS has been partnering with Official Payments since 1999 for taxpayers wanting to use a credit card to pay taxes. In this new option, PayNearMe is currently available at participating 7-Eleven stores in 34 states. Most stores are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Dallas-based 7-Eleven operates, franchises and licenses more than 10,700 7‑Eleven stores in North America.