New Online Tool Allows Taxpayers to Check IRS Account Information

Through a new IRS online tool, you now have access to your tax account balances online, including tax due, penalties, and interest after you complete an online registration process called Secure Access, per an IRS announcement on Thursday. 

The IRS has also indicated that it plans to offer more online capabilities in the future, as they are developed and tested.

To register for Secure Access the first time, you must have an email address, a text-enabled cellphone in your name, and specific account information, such as credit card accounts and loan account numbers.