Convenience store chain 7-Eleven just got even more convenient. You can now buy a Slurpee and pay your taxes at the same place, according to an IRS announcement.
The IRS has partnered up with ACI Worldwide’s OfficialPayments.com and the PayNearMe Company for the new payment option, which allows people to make tax payments at more than 7,000 7-Eleven stores nationwide.
“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.
With tax day quickly approaching, those that want to take advantage of this payment option should act sooner rather than later, as it is a multi-step process. Individuals are instructed to visit the IRS payment page, select the cash option, and follow the instructions on the website.
Taxpayers will then receive an email from OfficialPayments.com confirming the information. Once the IRS has verified the information, PayNearMe will send an email with a link to a payment code and instructions, which can be printed or sent to a smart phone. 7-Eleven will provide a receipt after accepting the cash and payment usually posts within two business days. There is a $3.99 fee per payment and a $1,000 limit per day.