ePay: Free Direct Debit
What is ePay?
- ePay is an electronic payment option available through the Department's eFile & Pay system.
- ePay is also known as direct debit, ACH Debit, and direct payment.
- No pre-registration
- View ePayment history online
- Instant confirmation
- Significant paper cost savings
- You control the payment date and amount paid
- Nothing to mail
- Free to use this payment option
What taxes can be paid by ePay?
- income tax final payment
- estimated income tax
- sales and use taxes
- withholding taxes
- fuel taxes
- corporate income tax final payment
- corporate estimate income tax payment
Before Using ePay
Check with your bank to see if it requires the Iowa Department of Revenue’s ePay Bank Filter (Company-ID). It is 1421590141. If you have used the Department's EFT system, please note that the new ePay system has a different filter.
When you provide your bank this Bank Filter number, you authorize Iowa Department of Revenue to debit your account. Your bank may reject debits to your account if they are not provided the Department’s Bank Filter in advance.
Enter Your Bank Information
Please note: Iowa no longer accepts payment going to/coming from accounts outside the United States.
Enter your bank routing number and your bank account number in the eFile & Pay system. For future payments, the system remembers your bank information. If it changes, you simply enter the new information the next time you schedule a payment.
Payment Date and Time
For Individual Income Tax Payments - ePayments may be transmitted up to midnight April 30.
For all other ePayments - ePayments may be transmitted up to 4pm CT on the due date to be timely.
If you pay electronically, you do not send a payment voucher.
Confirmation of Payment
Online, you will see a payment screen and a confirmation number. Print and keep this information.
If you are using ePay by telephone (business taxes only), you will be given a confirmation number to write down and keep with your records.
Canceling a Payment
You may cancel your payment at any time before 3 p.m. CT on the day the payment is scheduled to be withdrawn.
Amending a Return Will NOT Stop a Previously Scheduled ePayment
When a return is amended, the ePayment scheduled when the original return was filed is not automatically cancelled. If an ePayment needs to be canceled, the cancellation must be done at least one business day before payment date, or before 3 p.m. CT on the day the payment was confirmed. To cancel a current or delinquent transaction on the same day it was initiated, the cancelation must be completed that same day by 3 p.m. CT.