Taxpayers can now pay Uncle Sam closer to home thanks to a partnership between PayNearMe and 7-Eleven.
Users obtain a PayNearMe barcode at www.officalpayments.com/fed, choose their IRS form and select the ‘Pay with Cash’ button. They can opt to receive their barcode via email to print or on a smartphone which also identifies the nearest 7-Eleven locations. Because the payment is processed like any other purchase the customer automatically receives a receipt.
While payments are typically posted within two days, it is recommended the service is used at least one week before any deadlines. Cash payments cannot exceed $1,000 per day and customers can use the service twice per period. A $3.99 payment fee is charged.
“We’re excited to be the first convenience store where taxpayers can make cash payments to the IRS through PayNearMe and OfficialPayments.com,” said Keith Jones, Vice President of Communications for 7-Eleven. “We’re always looking for ways to offer more value and save time for our customers, and this is a great way to do both — taxpayers can grab their morning coffee and take care of their tax payment in one stop, without missing a beat of their busy day.”
PayNearMe’s convenience can deleveraged by companies looking to offer additional value to their clients, its founder and CEO Danny Shader said.
“Government agencies and payment processors use PayNearMe to collect cash payments for everything from utilities to bike share membership. Customers appreciate when the organizations care enough to offer them payment options at convenient locations and the organizations are happy to automate traditionally time-consuming payment processes to enable payments 24 hours a day.”