Credit Card Payment By Phone

Credit Cards

Before You Call - Please note that a service fee of 2.3% of the transaction amount will be charged by the credit card processing vendor. This service fee is retained by the vendor and is not revenue to the Board of Equalization. The minimum fee is $1.00. To make a payment by credit card, you will need to have the following information available when you call:

  • A credit card issued by American Express, Discover Network, MasterCard or Visa.
  • Account Number. This is the number issued to you by the Board of Equalization. When reporting a payment, do not include the alphabetical characters or hyphens that appear in your account number.
  • Payment Type. The following types of tax or fee payments are available:
    Sales and Use Tax
    • Sales and Use Tax Prepayment #1
    • Sales and Use Tax Prepayment #2
    • Return Payment
    • Prepayment of Sales Tax on Fuel Distributions
    • Billing Payment
    • Audit Payment
    • Consumer Use Tax Return Payment
    Special Taxes
    • Special Taxes Prepayment #1
    • Special Taxes Prepayment #2
    • Return Payment
    • Billing Payment
    • Audit Payment
    • Application/Decal Payment
    • Internet Tobacco Purchase Payment
    • License Application Payment
  • Tax Period Ending Date. Indicate the last day of the reporting period, not the due date. This information must be given in month, day, and year format. For example, to report taxes or fees for the first quarter of 2007, the tax period ending date would be 033107 (March 31, 2007).
  • Billing Statement/Notice. If applicable, enter your Notice ID Number, to ensure proper application of your payment.
  • Tax or Fee Amount. Indicate the total dollars and cents for your payment. Do not include applicable interest or penalty charges in this total.
  • Penalty Amount. If applicable, indicate the total dollars and cents for your penalty amount. If none, press the pound ('#') sign to bypass.
  • Interest Amount. If applicable, indicate the total dollars and cents for your interest amount. If none, press the pound ('#') sign to bypass.
  • Phone Number. - Enter your daytime phone number including the area code.
  • Zip Code. Indicate the 5 digit zip code of where you receive your monthly credit card bill.

NOTE: When using the touch-tone telephone to make a credit card payment, you must enter two zeros for the cents. For example, $50,000.00 would be entered as "5000000".

To make a payment, call 1-855-292-8931 and follow the recorded instructions.

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