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How do I make a payment on My Alabama Taxes (MAT)?

Please see the instructions for making a payment via MAT below. When making estimate payments, be sure to use the second option indicated on step 3 to ensure that your payment is posted to the correct period.

Where Do I Start?
Depending on which window you are currently viewing, you may need to do the following:
Click the Home hyperlink in the menu bar on the left side of the window

What Do I Do?
On the Accounts tab, view the My Accounts sub-tab.
Click the account ID hyperlink for the account you would like to make a payment on.
Depending on whether the period requires attention or not, you can either:
View the Requires Attention sub-tab on the Periods tab, and locate the period on which you want to make a payment.
or
Click the All sub-tab on the Periods tab, and locate the period on which you want to make a payment.
Click the Pay hyperlink for the period on which you want to make a payment.
Note: In some cases, after clicking the Pay hyperlink you will be directed to a Select Payment Type window. Select the hyperlink of the type of payment you wish to make.
The payment window opens.
If you already have bank account information on file for the account, the bank information for the account is displayed.
To manually enter new bank account information, select the New payment source option in the Choose Payment Source section. If you would like to make the new bank information you enter the default for the account, click the Save as default hyperlink.
To choose another bank account already on file, click the bank account name in the Choose Payment Source section.
If you do not have bank account information on file, enter in your bank account information in the appropriate fields. Click here to see a description of the fields in the payment window.
If you choose to pay by check, click the Pay By Check button. Enter the amount you would like to pay and click the Print Voucher button.
Note: You may only pay by check if the amount is less than $750.00 USD.
Be sure to verify the payment amount.
Click the Submit button.
An authorization window opens requiring you to authorize the payment transaction. Enter your password in the Password field, then click Yes.
A confirmation window shows you the details of your payment and your confirmation number. Click the Print Confirmation button if you would like to print a copy of the confirmation; click OK to close the confirmation window.
You can view your payment requests by clicking the Requests tab and then clicking the Waiting to be Processed sub-tab.

Please see the instructions for making a payment via MAT below. When making estimate payments, be sure to use the second option indicated on step 3 to ensure that your payment is posted to the correct period.

Where Do I Start?
Depending on which window you are currently viewing, you may need to do the following:
Click the Home hyperlink in the menu bar on the left side of the window

What Do I Do?
On the Accounts tab, view the My Accounts sub-tab.
Click the account ID hyperlink for the account you would like to make a payment on.
Depending on whether the period requires attention or not, you can either:
View the Requires Attention sub-tab on the Periods tab, and locate the period on which you want to make a payment.
or
Click the All sub-tab on the Periods tab, and locate the period on which you want to make a payment.
Click the Pay hyperlink for the period on which you want to make a payment.
Note: In some cases, after clicking the Pay hyperlink you will be directed to a Select Payment Type window. Select the hyperlink of the type of payment you wish to make.
The payment window opens.
If you already have bank account information on file for the account, the bank information for the account is displayed.
To manually enter new bank account information, select the New payment source option in the Choose Payment Source section. If you would like to make the new bank information you enter the default for the account, click the Save as default hyperlink.
To choose another bank account already on file, click the bank account name in the Choose Payment Source section.
If you do not have bank account information on file, enter in your bank account information in the appropriate fields. Click here to see a description of the fields in the payment window.
If you choose to pay by check, click the Pay By Check button. Enter the amount you would like to pay and click the Print Voucher button.
Note: You may only pay by check if the amount is less than $750.00 USD.
Be sure to verify the payment amount.
Click the Submit button.
An authorization window opens requiring you to authorize the payment transaction. Enter your password in the Password field, then click Yes.
A confirmation window shows you the details of your payment and your confirmation number. Click the Print Confirmation button if you would like to print a copy of the confirmation; click OK to close the confirmation window.
You can view your payment requests by clicking the Requests tab and then clicking the Waiting to be Processed sub-tab.

Related FAQs in Individual Income Tax, Payments

The ONE SPOT system will allow returns to be filed with ACH Debit and ACH Credit method payments only. The system will not allow an ACH Debit taxpayer to complete their return filing without completing the necessary information to authorize the ACH Debit payment. The ACH Credit payment is separate from the ONE SPOT system and must be initiated by the taxpayer through their banking institution. Returns successfully submitted for ACH Debit and ACH Credit taxpayers will be exported to the local government.

Upon the completion of the Third Party Designation Form, ALDOR can provide the returns, payments and payment data files to the authorized third party administrator.

When an electronic payment is received by ALDOR in error, the payment will post to the taxpayer’s ALDOR local tax account. ALDOR will not be able to automatically transfer these payments to the non-administered local government due to the possibility the taxpayer’s payment will reject after ALDOR has transferred the payment, causing complicated collection issues. ALDOR will need the taxpayer to advise the Department with what to do with that payment.

The only non-administered local government taxes to be processed through ALDOR will be payments received as the result of legal action, such as final assessment, garnishments, and liens, entered into when the local government was state administered. Payment data for these payments will be available during the first week (5-10 working days) of the month following the tax collection period through the ALDOR website.

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