It’s my annual “Taxes from A to Z” series! Next up:
U.S. resident taxpayers must pay their taxes in U.S. dollars. Of course.
But what about international taxpayers? International taxpayers without a U.S. bank account are allowed to transfer funds from their foreign bank account directly to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to pay their taxes.
To do this, you will need to complete the Same-Day Taxpayer Payment Worksheet (downloads as a PDF). Be sure to include the appropriate Tax Type Code (you’ll find your options on the bottom of the Worksheet) and tax period so that the funds will be properly applied to your tax liability.
After you have completed the Worksheet, take it to your bank to initiate the wire. Your foreign bank must have a banking relationship with a U.S. bank and your bank must be able to transfer money to the U.S.
You’ll need the Routing Transit Number (RTN), also known as the American Banking Association (ABA) number for IRS. You may also need the IRS account number. You’ll find it here:
IRS account number – 20092900IRS
IRS account RTN/ABA Number – 091036164 US TREAS SINGLE TX
There may be a charge from your bank for this service.
If your foreign bank needs assistance, they may need to contact the Federal Tax Payment Service Customer Service at 314-425-1810 (Note this is not a toll free number).
Finally, while you can initiate a transfer from an international bank to pay your taxes, payments must actually be remitted to IRS in U.S. dollars, not Euro. Not Yen. And not Zloty.