How to Pay State Taxes Online

How to Pay State Taxes Online. Taxpayers who enjoy the convenience of filing their income taxes online can now pay their state taxes online, too. Several secure payment options eliminate the anxiety of making sure your return is postmarked on time. Following are some ways you can pay your state taxes online.

Step 1

Know whether your state collects state income tax. Those that do not include Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Texas, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming.

Step 2

Verify that your state allows you to file and pay your income taxes on line by contacting its taxation department.

Step 3

Visit the Internal Revenue Service website (see link in Resources) for information on the different payment options available for paying state taxes online. Options are listed by tax types.

Step 4

Set up electronic funds withdrawal (EFW) from your checking or savings account to pay your state taxes online. All EFW payments must be made to the nearest dollar.

Step 5

Choose to pay your state taxes online with a major credit card. Convenience fees of about two percent are charged to cover the cost of providing the service. You will receive a confirmation number as proof of payment so maintain a copy for your records. Payments are effective on the date your taxes were charged to your account.

Step 6

Establish an installment agreement (only available to credit card users) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that will allow you to pay overdue taxes for prior tax years. This year-round option and a recurring payment option for Internet users are available.


The IRS website is a secure government site that employs the highest level of security. Regardless of when your return is filed, you can instruct the IRS not to withdraw funds until the due date.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer

  • Internet access

  • Tax bill

  • Credit card account

  • Checking or savings account

  • Electronic funds withdrawal set up

  • Installment agreement