IRS Unveils New Features for Online Tools

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Jun 14, 2017

The IRS announced that it has rolled out new features for its online accounts since it first launched the service this past December. The online account, when they were first implemented, allowed individual taxpayers to access the latest information available about their federal tax account, such as information about their balance due, and ability to access various IRS payment options. Since then, the IRS has added new features that allow taxpayers to: 

  • * View up to 18 months of tax payment history
  • * View payoff amounts and tax balance due for each tax year
  • * Obtain online transcripts of various Form 1040-series through Get Transcript
  • * Give feedback on their experience with their online account and make suggestions for improvements

“We are constantly looking for ways to improve taxpayers’ interactions with the IRS and adding these new features to the taxpayer’s online account is an important step in that direction,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “The 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.”

In addition to the online account, the IRS continues to provide several self-service tools and helpful resources available on for individuals, businesses and tax professionals.


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