• Electronic Funds Withdrawal – Instead of paying by check or money order, use this convenient option if you e-file. Simply provide your bank information, amount you want to pay, and the date you want the balance due to be withdrawn from your account. Your tax preparation software will offer this option. • Web Pay – Pay the amount you owe using our secure online payment service. Go to ftb.ca.gov/pay for more information.
• Credit Card – Use your Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express card to pay your tax. If you pay by credit card, do not mail form FTB 3519 to us. Call 800.272.9829 or go to the Official Payments Corporation website at officialpayments.com, and use the jurisdiction code 1555. Official Payments Corporation charges a convenience fee for using this service.
• Check or Money Order – 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 “2019 Form 540” as applicable on the check or money order. Enclose, but do not staple, your payment with your tax return. Make all checks or money orders payable in U.S. dollars and drawn against a U.S. financial institution. Do not combine your 2019 tax payment and any 2020 estimated tax payment in the same check. Prepare two separate checks and mail each in a separate envelope. 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 check is returned by your bank for insufficient funds.
Paying by Credit Card – Whether you e-file or file by mail, use your Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express card to pay your personal income taxes (tax return balance due, extension payment, estimated tax payment, or tax due with bill notice). There is a convenience fee for this service. This fee is paid directly to Official Payments Corporation based on the amount of your tax payment. Convenience Fee • 2.30% of the tax amount charged (rounded to the nearest cent) • Minimum fee: $1