Credit Card Payment Information

To make a credit card payment, you need to have the following information available:

  • Credit Card Issued by American Express, Discover Network, MasterCard or Visa.
  • Account Number. This is the number issued to you by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration. When reporting a payment, do not include the alphabetical characters or hyphens that appear in your account number.
  • Payment Type The type of tax payment you are making. The following payment types are used by the CDTFA:
    Sales and Use Tax
    • Sales and Use Tax Prepayment #1
    • Sales and Use Tax Prepayment #2
    • Return Payment
    • Prepayment of Sales Tax on Fuel Distributions
    • Billing Payment
    • Audit Payment
    • Consumer Use Tax Return Payment
    Special Taxes
    • Special Taxes Prepayment #1
    • Special Taxes Prepayment #2
    • Return Payment
    • Billing Payment
    • Audit Payment
    • Application/Decal Payment
    • Internet Tobacco Purchase Payment
    • License Application Payment
  • Tax or Fee Amount. Indicate the total amount of your payment. Do not include applicable interest or penalty charges in this amount.
  • Penalty Amount. If applicable, enter the amount of penalty. If none, enter zero (0).
  • Interest Amount. If applicable, enter the amount of interest. If none, enter zero (0).
  • Phone Number. Enter your daytime phone number including the area code.
  • Tax Period Ending Date. Indicate the last day of the reporting period, not the due date. This information must be given in month, day, and year format. For example, to report taxes for sales made in the first quarter of 2007, the tax period ending date would be 033107 (March 31, 2007).
  • Billing Statement/Notice. If applicable enter your Notice ID Number.
  • Zip Code. Indicate the 5 digit zip code of where you receive your monthly credit card bill.