When making a 1-time tax payment to the IRS, because of a 1-time cash windfall, how does that factor into my taxes during tax time? Do I get a form or receipt of the 1-time payment that I enter somewhere on my 1040?


  • Are you sending in the money yourself, or is the a casino, broker, or some other organization withholding the money and sending it to the IRS? Oct 11, 2018 at 15:08
  • im making the payment directly to the IRS Oct 11, 2018 at 15:11

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Just talked to an IRS person over the phone. They informed me that you don't get a receipt or anything when making a direct IRS payment, beyond a confirmation number. But I do enter the amount paid on line 65 of my 1040 Federal Tax Return form when I do my end of the year taxes.

  • Since you got your answer from the IRS directly, it seems your answer is as definitive as it gets. Feel free to accept your own answer with the green tick.
    – Lawrence
    Oct 12, 2018 at 1:54

You do get an email confirmation if you want one; but you don't need it.

You simply list the payment on your tax filing, and it will be fine - when paying, you specify the SSN the payment relates too, and that is sufficient connection.

Just make sure to spell your SSN correctly when paying.

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