The Department of Revenue offers an Electronic Funds Tranfer (EFT) program that lets you pay City taxes straight from your bank account. Payments are initiated through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) Network. ACH is an electronic payment system that moves tax payments directly from your debit or credit account to the City of Philadelphia's bank account. Not all banks are able to do this transaction, and some charge a fee to do it. The ACH Credit program is usually used by Payroll Services and larger companies.
ACH Debit allows you to to make payments over the phone via a toll free number. Once set up you're provided with an 11 digit reporting ID and temporary password. Per the information entered over the phone PNC Bank will debit the bank account provided and send the payment along with an electronic file to the City. The ACH Debit program is usually utilized by individuals and smaller companies. Please note that setting up these programs can take weeks.
The EFT-ACH user's manual describes how the program works and gives instructions for making payments once you have enrolled. Please read the manual before applying. The first page of the manual includes instructions for eCheck, a free payment alternative that may be easier for taxpayers to use than EFT-ACH. Use the application documents to enroll in the ACH Credit or ACH Debit program.
|Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT-ACH) user manual PDF||July 23, 2019|
|ACH Credit program application PDF||January 6, 2020|
|ACH Debit application PDF||January 6, 2020|
|ACH Debit bank account change form PDF||January 6, 2020|