FTB tips on payment options June 2019 Tax News

Last month during a very busy filing season we shared payment options with the IRS. This month, during the “paying season,” we’re providing information about the self-service payment options FTB has available to you and your clients.

Whether you need to assist your client in making a payment, delaying a bill, or setting up an installment agreement, we have a self-service option available to you. We’ve done all that we can to stay on the cutting edge of new technology and at the same time safeguard our customers from privacy, security, and disclosure issues.

Does your client need to make a state income tax payment? Your client can pay online or through our mobile application for free using your bank account with our Web Pay service the same way they can pay for their groceries or a ride. FTB’s Mobile App can be downloaded from the Apple Mobile App store or Google Play. Many taxpayers file their taxes online but pay by mail. The Web Pay service is secure, fast, and convenient. There’s no need to register and payments can be scheduled a year in advance. Your client can also make a payment with a major credit card for a fee.

We understand unexpected events can make it hard to pay state income taxes on time. We have several self-service options to help your clients.

Your client can request a one-time 30-day bill payment delay online through their registered MyFTB account. The online system will verify eligibility up front.

If your client cannot pay in full, owes less than $25,000, and can pay the entire balance due in 60 months, they may qualify for a payment plan. To learn more and apply:

Currently paying California personal income taxes on an installment plan and need to skip a payment? Eligible taxpayers can make a request through their registered MyFTB account:

Have questions? We’ve got answers. Our website has you covered: Payment Options