Electronic Payment Methods
EFT --- taxpayers can call or use the internet through Global Payment Systems to remit payments OR you can generate a payment through your bank to pay your tax by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).
EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)
Two payment options exist within EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). These options are offered through the Automated Clearing-House (ACH) system to electronically transfer tax payments. The ACH system is a nationwide network designed for this purpose and is the preferred transaction method for many financial institutions and corporations. The clearing facilities, delivery methods, and settlement services operated by the Federal Reserve system are utilized within this network in order to maintain security and increase the efficiency of transactions.
Qualifying taxpayers must select a payment method. This is done by completing the Registration Application For Electronic Funds Transfer (D-128). This form must be completed and submitted to the agency before tax payments can be made via EFT. Advantages of making payments through the program are:
The cost and time to generate and sign checks is eliminated.
You know exactly when your account will be debited.
EFT can be implemented without any significant investment, such as additional computers or remittance processing hardware.
If you have additional questions or would like further information, please feel free to call the SC Department of Revenue at 800-476-0311 or in the Columbia area dial 803-896-1715. We may also be reached by fax at 803-896-1779.
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