Do You Owe Tax? Here Are Your Payment Options

Instruction Year
2020

Direct Debit payment with the income tax return

A Direct Debit is a tax payment electronically withdrawn from your bank account* through the tax software used to electronically file individual income or corporation income tax returns. You will need to enter your bank routing number and your bank account number.

*NOTE: You receive credit for making the payment on the date you indicate the Department should withdraw it from your bank account. This may be the date you send it, or a date in the future if you request the payment to be warehoused for withdrawal at a later date. Please allow a week after the withdrawal date for your bank to post it to your account.

Additional information regarding the Department's tax filing and payment guidance in response to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at tax.iowa.gov/COVID-19.
 

Why Direct Debit through your tax software?

(Check with your software vendor for the features that are provided.)

  • You control the date when the payment is withdrawn from your bank account.
    You may pay the entire amount or a portion of the balance due.
    You choose whether the payment is withdrawn from your checking or savings account.

Need to cancel a Direct Debit payment?

  • Through eFile & Pay
    • With Business eFile Number (BEN): Login using BEN, SSN, and password and select Cancel a Payment.
    • Without an account: Select Not enrolled? Click here. Enter confirmation number and payment details when prompted.
  • Or, email the Department's Payment Processing team.
    • Include this information in your email:
          1. Taxpayer name
          2. Payment amount
          3. Scheduled pay date
          4. Taxpayer's daytime phone number
    • PAYMENT PROCESSING will return a cancel confirmation email.

Need to change the timing of a payment or update bank account information?

  • We cannot make these changes for you.
  • You must cancel the payment (see above).
  • You must resubmit a payment in one of the following ways:

Free Online Direct Debit

ePay through eFile & Pay from our Web site

Credit / Debit Card

Online

Enter your credit / debit card information and the type of payment. A service fee is charged by ACI Payments, our credit / debit card vendor. Cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.

By Phone

Call 1-800-2PAY-TAX (800-272-9829)

Call the toll-free number and give your credit / debit card information and the type of payment. A service fee is charged by ACI Payments. Cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.

Mail a Check or Money Order...

... with an IA 1040V Payment Voucher payable to: Iowa Department of Revenue. Payments must be at least $1. Write the type of tax being paid and the tax year being paid on the check or money order. The address for mailing is on the IA 1040V Payment Voucher.