Electronic Payment Options

The State of Iowa offers these options to make electronic payments:

Direct Debit

ePay (free direct debit)

File your return and pay electronically through eFile & Pay. Access the system and your account history at any time. ePay is a secure system. ePay is free to you. The cost of the transaction is charged to the State. You will be given a confirmation number to keep with your records.

When you ePay, you enter your bank routing number and your bank account number. You control the date the amount is taken from your account and the amount paid, and you determine if the payment should be taken from checking or savings. For future payments, the system remembers your bank information. If it changes, you simply enter the new information.

Before making your payment through ePay, check with your bank to see if they require Iowa Department of Revenue's ePay Bank Filter (Company-ID). It is 1421590141. 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. Need to cancel your payment? You may do so up to 1 day before the due date.

ACH Credit

Credit / Debit Card

See our credit / debit card page for more information.

Electronic Payment Requirements and Information

Who must make electronic payments?

Who may make electronic payments?

Any permit holder may voluntarily make electronic tax payments.

What if you don't know the exact amount of sales tax to remit?

Monthly filers: Estimate payments using 1/3 of the tax that was paid in the previous quarter.

Semi-monthly filers: Estimate payments using 1/6 of the tax that was paid in the previous quarter or 1/6 of the tax collected and paid during the same quarter of the previous year.

The method of reporting selected by the retailer must remain consistent for at least four quarters.

May FedWire be used to electronically pay taxes?

No. This is NOT a valid payment option. You must contact us at 1-800-338-4692 before initiating any FedWire payment.

Consistent use of FedWire may result in penalty being charged.


eFile & Pay online

eFile & Pay telephone number: 1-800-514-8296

Revised 01/24/12