When to Pay
You cannot make same-day payment on Pay.gov. To avoid being late:
Make your payment on the business day before the day it is due. For example, for a payment due on Monday, make the payment on the previous Friday.
Complete your payment before the daily cut-off time for the payment method used.
Payments are not processed on bank holidays. If the due date is a holiday, make your payment at least two business days ahead of time.
If paying on a holiday, make sure there is at least one business day before the due date.
The agency being paid may have a range of dates during which your payment is allowed. The date range will be shown on the agency form. You cannot select or enter a date outside the range.
Payment cut-off times
Tip: Payments started before the daily cut-off time but completed after will be late if the payment is due the following business day.
Checking and Savings — 8:55 PM ET
When you enter a payment date (Payment Information page) and the cutoff time has passed you will be prompted to enter a new date.
Credit and Debit Cards — 11:59 PM ET
Amazon Pay — 11:59 PM ET
PayPal — 11:59 PM ET