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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

Ex-spouses remain individually liable on a final assessment entered on a joint tax return, even if the parties have mutually agreed that only one of the parties will be responsible for payment. Such decisions are not binding on the Alabama Department of Revenue.

Follow the instructions at the bottom of the most recent billing letter you receive from the Collection Services Division. If you have any questions, contact a Revenue Compliance Officer by calling 334-353-8096. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Alabama Department of Revenue. Always write your assessment number and account number on the check. When using a social security number, mask the number using the following format: XXX-XX-1234.

Mail your payment to the following address:
Alabama Department of Revenue
Collection Services Division
P. O. Box 327820
Montgomery, AL 36132-7820

To make payments and view your account online, visit My Alabama Taxes.

Need to visit in-person? Click here to locate your nearest Taxpayer Service Center location and make an appointment.

Any company signed up to use My Alabama Taxes with a Master Web Login should submit garnishment answers and/or payment online directly through the My Alabama Taxes website.

Identity theft occurs when someone obtains your personal information – such as your social security number, credit card or bank account numbers, passwords, etc. to defraud or commit crimes. You might be a victim of identity theft if:

  • Someone else has filed a tax return in your name;
  • You have an overdue balance or collection action from a year you did not file a tax return;
  • You find confirmed IRS records of wages from an employer you never worked for.

 

IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION TIPS:

Taxes. Security. Together.

The Security Summit launched an awareness campaign www.irs.gov/individuals/taxes-security-together to better inform you about the need to protect your personal, tax and financial data online and at home. People continue to fall prey to clever cybercriminals who trick them into giving up Social Security numbers, account numbers or password information. In turn, criminals use this information a variety of ways, including filing fraudulent tax returns.

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity thieves have many ways to obtain your personal information. However, there are a number of precautions you can take to minimize your risk. This video provides 5 tips you can use to protect yourself against identity theft and fraud.

Other Resources

  • Identity Theft.gov (Federal Trade Commission)
  • Recovering from Identity Theft (Federal Trade Commission)
  • IRS Identity Protection Tips (IRS)
  • Protecting Your Investment (Social Security Administration)
  • Identity Protection: Prevention, Detection and Victim Assistance (IRS)
  • FTC: Tax-Related Identity Theft (Federal Trade Commission)

If you were affected by the IRS Get Transcripts breach, please know that we have taken internal steps within our system, noting that you were affected by the IRS Get Transcripts data breach. You will automatically be notified when the Alabama Department of Revenue receives a tax return that has been filed using your Social Security number, alerting you to the possibility that criminals have your information and are using it to steal money from you and the state. You will be sent a verification code and will be asked to verify whether or not you filed a return by going to My Alabama Taxes and clicking on the “Verify My Return” link.

  • Respond immediately to any notice received from the Alabama Department of Revenue; follow the notice instructions or call the number provided.
  • If you have not received a notice, contact our Compliance Unit at 334-353-9770.
  • Complete Form INV ID1 – Identity Theft Affidavit and mail to the address on the form.
  • Continue to pay your taxes and file your tax return, even if you must do so by paper. Include with the paper return: the Identity Theft Affidavit; a copy of your picture ID (driver’s license or non-driver’s ID); and one additional form of identification, such as a utility bill or bank statement.