Paying State ExciseTaxes by E-check Now Free
OLYMPIA, Oct. 15, 2010 â€“ Businesses that file and pay their state taxes to the Department of Revenue electronically will now save a buck every time they pay by E-check.
The bank previously handling E-check electronic payments had charged users a dollar per payment, but the Department of Revenue established a more efficient way to process the payments so the fee no longer had to be charged.
E-check is one of several payment options taxpayers can use when filing their tax returns electronically. The others include ACH debit and credit, credit card and in some cases paper check.
More than 78 percent of state excise tax returns are now filed electronically, and businesses remit 90 percent of excise tax revenue electronically.Â Electronic filing is more efficient than processing paper returns, which often include errors that require reworking by both the Department and taxpayer.
More information on electronic filing is available at http://dor.wa.gov/ or by calling 1-877-345-3353.