Welcome IRS to the 20th century. Individuals can finally pay taxes online without the hassle of setting up an EFTPS account. In the past, you had to create an account with IRS’ Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). A few weeks later IRS would snail mail you some information you needed to complete the registration and then you could pay your taxes electronically. Unfortunately, businesses still need to go the EFTPS route but most businesses with employees and most newer businesses already have such an account.
IRS Direct Pay now allows individuals to pay immediately. You need to know what type of tax you are paying, the time period of the tax, who you are (name, Social Security #, date of birth, etc.) and your payment information. At the end you should print the receipt or otherwise record your confirmation number. The IRS charges no fees to use this service but they have no control over your bank, credit union, etc. See the IRS press release for more details.