What do I need to do before I can begin paying taxes online?

In order to begin making your state tax payments online, you may be required to enroll in the ACH Credit Method of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) with your state tax agency. For Federal tax payments, you are required to enroll in the ACH Credit Method of EFT with the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) prior to making your first tax payment. Failure to do so will result in your federal tax payments being returned by EFTPS. If you are unsure of your taxpayer registration status or need more information, please contact the appropriate tax agency.