How to Pay 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.