If you’re like most Americans, you probably wait until the last minute to file your taxes. You have until April 18 this year to get them done. If you’re one of the lucky folks who owes Uncle Sam money, you can pay your taxes the traditional way by sending the IRS a check or you can head to your local 7-Eleven. That’s right, the company who allowed you to use a condom for a Slurpee cup last month is now accepting IRS payments.
The convenience store giant has teamed up with the IRS and PayNear Me to offer people another option to pay their taxes. The program will be available at more than 7,000 7-Eleven locations nationwide and will be geared toward people who do not have a bank account so they can pay their fair share using cold hard cash.
IRS commissioner John Koskinen stated in a press release:
“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.”
Although the program is an easy way for people to pay their taxes, you won’t able to just drop by your local 7-Eleven on the 18th thinking that you can pay. The IRS urges those who will be using the new payment method to start the process early. So how does it work? The IRS has the process detailed here. Just know that if you owe the government quite a bit of cash, this method will only allow $1,000 per day for payments and you will be hit with a $3.99 payment fee for using the service.