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Payments, assistance & taxes

Apply for the electronic funds transfer (EFT) program

This program allows taxpayers to submit payments using a specially formatted payment file. The taxpayer sends this payment file to their bank. The bank then sends a payment to the City through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network. Not all banks are able to do this transaction, and some charge a fee to do it.

This program is best suited for large businesses and payroll services. Most individual taxpayers use one of our other tax payment options.


You must apply and send a test payment before you can pay your taxes this way. This allows us to verify that your payment file is formatted correctly.

Taxpayers with an average monthly payment over $10,000 are required to use this program. There is a fine of $500 per occurrence if you don’t pay this way.

Eligible taxes

You can pay the following taxes through electronic funds transfer (EFT):

  • Amusement Tax
  • Beverage Tax
  • Business Income and Receipts Tax
  • Mechanical Amusement Tax
  • Earnings Tax
  • Hotel Room Rental Tax
  • Liquor Sales Tax
  • Net Profits Tax
  • Outdoor Advertising Tax
  • Parking Lot Tax
  • Real Estate Tax
  • School Income Tax
  • Use and Occupancy Tax
  • Valet Parking Tax
  • Vehicle Rental Tax
  • Wage Tax

How to apply

To enroll, you’ll need to submit an ACH credit program application.

Once we review your application, we’ll contact you about setting up a test payment.