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When are corporations required to pay electronically?

If the payment is $750 or more, payments must be made electronically. For more information, visit ADOR’s Make A Payment Page or call the EFT unit at 1-877-256-2447 or (334)353-7659.

New taxpayers, who have recently created a corporate income tax account, will receive an Online Filing Information letter. The Online Filing Information letter is for information purposes only and provides the taxpayer with the account number, Sign-on ID, and Access Code which will allow the taxpayer to create an account at My Alabama Taxes (MAT).

NOTE: Corporate income tax returns cannot be filed on MAT.

Electronic Payment Options Available:

ACH Debit– Taxpayers making e-payments via ACH Debit must have a Sign On ID and Access Code to login to My Alabama Taxes (MAT) . Pre-registration is not necessary to make a payment on an invoice or assessment.
ACH Credit– Taxpayers making e-payments via ACH Credit must be pre-approved by ADOR. To register, complete and submit Form EFT: EFT Authorization Agreement Form .
Alabama Interactive– The Department will accept e-payments for estimated and automatic extension payments through Alabama Interactive. Visit Tax Estimation or Tax Extension .
Official Payments– The Department will accept credit card payments through Official Payments Corporation. Visit Official Payments Corporation . There is a convenience fee for credit card payments. The fee is based on the amount of the tax payment and is paid directly to Official Payments Corporation.
Value Payment Systems– The Department will accept credit card payments through Value Payment Systems. You may choose to use your Discover/Novus, MasterCard or Visa card. Value Payment Systems does not accept the American Express card but has a program called BillMeLater. Visit Pay AL Tax . There is a convenience fee for this service. The fee is based on the amount of the tax payment and is paid directly to Value Payment Systems.

If the payment is $750 or more, payments must be made electronically. For more information, visit ADOR’s Make A Payment Page or call the EFT unit at 1-877-256-2447 or (334)353-7659.

New taxpayers, who have recently created a corporate income tax account, will receive an Online Filing Information letter. The Online Filing Information letter is for information purposes only and provides the taxpayer with the account number, Sign-on ID, and Access Code which will allow the taxpayer to create an account at My Alabama Taxes (MAT).

NOTE: Corporate income tax returns cannot be filed on MAT.

Electronic Payment Options Available:

ACH Debit– Taxpayers making e-payments via ACH Debit must have a Sign On ID and Access Code to login to My Alabama Taxes (MAT) . Pre-registration is not necessary to make a payment on an invoice or assessment.
ACH Credit– Taxpayers making e-payments via ACH Credit must be pre-approved by ADOR. To register, complete and submit Form EFT: EFT Authorization Agreement Form .
Alabama Interactive– The Department will accept e-payments for estimated and automatic extension payments through Alabama Interactive. Visit Tax Estimation or Tax Extension .
Official Payments– The Department will accept credit card payments through Official Payments Corporation. Visit Official Payments Corporation . There is a convenience fee for credit card payments. The fee is based on the amount of the tax payment and is paid directly to Official Payments Corporation.
Value Payment Systems– The Department will accept credit card payments through Value Payment Systems. You may choose to use your Discover/Novus, MasterCard or Visa card. Value Payment Systems does not accept the American Express card but has a program called BillMeLater. Visit Pay AL Tax . There is a convenience fee for this service. The fee is based on the amount of the tax payment and is paid directly to Value Payment Systems.

Related FAQs in Corporate Income Tax

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.