Income Tax Payment Options
The payment options below apply to outstanding balances or bill payments.
- Direct Payment when you file electronically or have received a bill
- Direct Payment when you file a paper return
- Credit Card
- Check or Money Order
- Payment Plan
Direct (Electronic) Payment if you file your return electronically or have received a bill from DRS:
If you file online using the Taxpayer Service Center (TSC-IND
) (our Internet based income tax filing systems), you can authorize DRS to transfer funds from your bank account (checking or savings) to a DRS account by entering your bank account number and your bank routing transit number. You can file your return early and schedule the transfer of the payment on or before the due date to ensure timely payment. Your bank account will be debited on the date you indicate. If you owe a balance, you must pay the amount by the due date, to avoid penalty and interest. You may also make estimated income tax payments or pay income tax bills
electronically using the TSC-IND
Direct (Electronic) Payment if you file a paper return: If you file your return on paper and you want to pay electronically, you can choose Make a Bill Payment on the left toolbar of the TSC-IND Menu. You can authorize DRS to transfer funds from your bank account (checking or savings) to a DRS account by entering your bank account number and your bank routing transit number and designate the amount of payment and date of transfer.
Credit Card: You may pay your Connecticut income tax payment using your Discover®, MasterCard® , Visa, or American Express Card®. A convenience fee will be charged by the service provider. You will be informed of the amount of the convenience fee during the telephone call and you may elect to cancel the transaction.
Telephone Official Payments Corporation toll-free at 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) and follow the voice prompts. Have your credit card ready. You will be asked to enter your 4-digit jurisdiction code. The 4-digit code for Connecticut is 1777. Follow the voice prompts to complete the transaction. A convenience fee will be charged by the service provider. At the completion of the transaction you will be given a confirmation number for your records; or
Visit Official Payments Website. You will need to enter the Connecticut Jurisdiction Code: 1777. A convenience fee will be charged by the service provider. At the completion of the transaction you will be given a confirmation number for your records. Your payment will be effective on the date you make the charge. To be timely, you must initiate the credit card payment no later than the due date.
Remember: To avoid penalty and interest, your balance must be paid on or before the due date of the return. To be timely, the check must be received or must bear a U.S. postmark on or before that date. For other timely mailing options see the Connecticut income tax instructions for mailing the return. Any balance still outstanding as of the due date, is generally subject to 10% penalty. Interest will also be assessed at the rate of 1% per month or fraction of a month until payment is made.