7-Eleven Accepting IRS Payments

There’s a new way for people who want to pay their taxes in cash that could have them saying, “Oh, thank heaven for 7-Eleven.”

The IRS has announced that taxpayers who don’t have a bank account or credit card can now take care of their tax bill at one of 7,000 participating 7-11’s in 34 states. Previously they would have had to trek to an IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center.

Though the new option allows taxpayers to avoid long lines at the post office, the IRS still warns cash payers to not wait until the last minute. There are several steps involved in the process, including clicking onto the IRS payment page to submit personal information and receiving an emailed link to a payment code.

ABC’s Brad Mielke joined us from New York.