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California Tax Due Payment Options

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California Tax Due Payment Options


Payment Options

Electronic Funds Withdrawal If you CalFile or e-file, instead of paying by check, you can use this convenient option. Simply provide your bank  information, the amount you want to pay, and the date you want the amount to be withdrawn from your account. You can find the routing and account numbers on your check or by contacting your financial institution.

Web Pay Enjoy the convenience of online payment with the FTB. This secure service lets you pay the current amount you owe, extension payments, estimated tax payments, and prior year balances. For more information go to

Credit Card Use your Discover, MasterCard, American Express, or Visa card to pay your personal income taxes (including tax return balance due, extension payments, estimated tax payments, and prior year balances). The FTB has partnered with Official Payments Corp. to offer you this service. Official Payments Corp. charges a convenience fee based on the amount of your payment.

Go to the Official Payments Corp. online payment center at or call 800.2PAY.TAX or 800.272.9829 and follow the recorded instructions. Official Payments Corp. provides customer assistance at 877.297.7457 Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST.

Payment Date:   ____________________

Confirmation Number: __________________ 

Check or Money Order (no cash please) Using black or blue ink, make your check or money order payable to the “Franchise Tax Board.” Do not send cash or other items of value (such as stamps, lottery tickets, foreign currency, and gift cards). Write your SSN or ITIN and “2018 Form 540” on the check or money order. Enclose, but do not staple your check or money order to the tax return.

Make all checks or money orders payable in U.S. dollars and drawn against a U.S. financial institution.

e-file: If you e-filed your tax return, mail your check or money order with form FTB 3582, Payment Voucher for Individual e-filed Returns. Do not mail a copy of your e-filed tax return.

A penalty may be imposed if your payment is returned by your bank for insufficient funds

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Views: 775 Created on: Jun 15, 2013
Date updated: Dec 20, 2018
Posted in: States, California

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