The IRS online tax account tool debuted in December of 2016, and at the time offered basic features such as balance lookup and different payment options.
Last week the IRS announced that it had upgraded several aspects of the tool, including tax payment history lookup up to 18 months back, and online transcripts of 1040-series tax returns among other functionalities.
The IRS is asking taxpayers to give feedback on their experience with the online tool and to make suggestions for improvements.
We are constantly looking for ways to improve taxpayersâ€™ interactions with the IRS and adding these new features to the taxpayerâ€™s online account is an important step in that direction,â€ said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in a statement.
â€œThe IRS is committed to serving taxpayers in multiple ways and now taxpayers who want to interact digitally with us in a secure environment have access to even more helpful features.â€
Features of the tool include:
- Look up balance due on Taxes
- Pay balance through various methods
- View up to 18 months of tax payment history
- View Payoff ammounts and the tax balace due for each tax year
- Get online transcripts of Form 1040-series Tax returns through IRS’s Get Transcript Tool
- Give feedback and suggest improvements
To use the IRS Online Tax Account Tool visit the IRS website and start by creating an account, or logging into an existing account.
The Online Tax Account Tool isn’t the only helpful resource offered on the IRS Website. They offer an array of services from tax calculators, credit and deduction eligibility tools, refund trackers, and filing services to name a view.
A more comprehensive list can be found on the IRS Resources and Tools webpage.