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Most businesses are required to file and pay online. Using E-file is efficient and convenient.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

The EFT program involves the transfer of funds by electronic means. The transactions are initiated by the taxpayer and then a financial institution moves the funds.

There are two EFT payment options:

  • EFT debit - You provide the Department with your bank account information and authorize the Department to withdraw specific funds from your bank account. There is no additional cost to use this payment option and you only enter your bank account information one time unless it changes.
  • EFT credit - You authorize your financial institution to send funds to the Department's bank account. Your financial institution may charge a fee for this service.

E-check

If you file electronically, you can pay by e-check. The transaction is free and only gives the Department permission to withdraw the amount that you authorize. You will need to enter your bank account information for each transaction.

Credit Card

E-filing your tax return gives you the option of paying with a credit card. You can pay your taxes with an American Express, Discover, Master Card, or Visa credit card. A convenience fee for processing credit card payments is a flat 2.5% ($1.00 minimum) for all taxpayers.

Check

You may pay by paper check only if you are:
  • An annual filer.
  • A monthly or quarterly filer with a waiver from the mandatory E-File/E-Pay requirement.

Phone

If you receive a bill from the Department of Revenue for excise tax, you can make your payment over the phone using your credit card. The pay by phone option is only available to taxpayers who receive an invoice from the Department for outstanding excise tax. Call 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) (O-PAY).

Cash

You may pay by cash only if you are:

  • An annual filer.
  • A monthly or quarterly filer with a waiver from the mandatory E-File/E-Pay requirement.

When we accept payments in cash, safety is our primary concern. Help us ensure a trouble-free transaction by taking the following steps:

If you are paying $20,000 or more in cash

  1. Make an appointment to ensure your payment is timely; contact the Revenue office you plan to visit. If you show up without an appointment, our staff may be unable to serve you the same day.
  2. Schedule your appointment well in advance; morning appointments are preferred.

Requirements for cash payments

  1. Print a copy of your E-file confirmation and bring it with your payment to the Revenue office.
  2. Bring the exact amount due. Overpayments will be credited to your account. Underpayments may result in penalties and interest.
  3. Bring bills in the largest denomination, and band money into bundles of like denominations.
  4. Complete and bring a denomination form (.xls) with your payment.

Helpful tips for those paying in cash

  1. File and pay early in the month. If you wait to pay on the due date, we may not be able to process your payment on time and you could incur penalties and interest.
  2. Taxes can be paid at any Revenue office. Visit Contact Us for information about appointments, locations, and office hours.
  3. To schedule an appointment to pay your taxes in cash, email the office you plan to visit.

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