How to Cancel Your Federal Tax Payment

Did you schedule a payment in advance when you filed your 2019 individual income tax return? Due to the new payment and filing delays under the new laws passed due to the Coronavirus situation, you can cancel your federal tax payment and schedule it for a later date.

If you want to change when a payment will be withdrawn from your bank account if you already filed your tax return, then follow these directions:

Once your return is accepted, information pertaining to your payment, such as account information, payment date, or amount, cannot be changed. If changes are needed, the only option is to cancel the payment and choose another payment method.

Call IRS e-file Payment Services 24/7 at 1-888-353-4537 to inquire about or cancel your payment, but please wait 7 to 10 days after your return was accepted before calling.
Cancellation requests must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. ET two business days prior to the scheduled payment date.

For those who have already e-Filed their 2019 tax return, with a balance due scheduled to be withdrawn from their bank account on 4/15/20, taxpayers are advised to cancel e-file payment currently due by calling the US Treasury Financial Agent at 1-888-353-4537.

Then go to and reschedule a payment for 07/15/2020