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Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for Business Tax Payments

3 - How do I get started to pay my state withholding tax, motor fuel tax and corporation tax payments electronically using EFT ACH Debit or Credit?

To use the ACH Debit option, complete Sections A and B of Form EFT, Authorization Agreement for Electronic Funds Transfer.

To use the ACH Credit option, you must first contact your bank to determine if your bank offers ACH origination. Your bank must complete Section C of Form EFT to verify that your bank can conform to these standards. You must also complete the contact person information in Section A.

Once you have chosen either the ACH Debit or ACH Credit method and completed the pertinent sections on Form EFT, either fax it to 410-260-6214 or mail it to:

EFT PROGAM
PO BOX 1509
ANNAPOLIS MD 21404-1509

We will process your application within 10 business days after receipt, and you will receive specific instructions for your method of EFT. If you do not receive your instructions within two weeks, please contact the taxpayer service section at 410-260-7980,  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.  Hearing impaired users call via Maryland relay at 711. 



 
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Business Electronic Funds Transfer FAQs
  q1 - What is EFT?
  q2 - What is the difference between the ACH Debit and the ACH Credit options of EFT for business tax payments?
  q3 - How do I get started to pay my state withholding tax, motor fuel tax and corporation tax payments electronically using EFT ACH Debit or Credit?
  q4 - My bank is requesting me to provide them with an originator identification number. What is an originator identification number?
  q5 - My bank account has a block or filter on it. What should I do?
  q6 - I have registered for EFT and have made several ACH Debit or ACH Credit tax payments, but my bank account has not been debited. What should I do?
  q7 - Can I submit my EFT application electronically, online?
  q8 - Once my EFT application has been processed and I begin to make my tax payments electronically using EFT ACH Debit or Credit, do I need to submit corresponding paper tax returns?
  q9 - Once my EFT application has been processed and I begin to make my tax payments electronically using EFT ACH Debit or Credit, can I change my contact information and/or my bank information?
  q10 - I made an error when submitting my electronic payment. How can I correct it
  q11 - Can I pay pass-through entity (PTE), S corporation, sales and use tax, fiduciary, or admissions and amusement tax payments by EFT?
  q12 - When do my electronic payments need to be filed to be considered timely?
  q13 - How can I file a zero return online?
  q14 - With whom can the EFT Unit discuss my account?
  q15 - If I use Maryland's free online bFile service to file and pay withholding tax or sales tax, do I need to complete Form EFT?
  q16 - What can I do if I need to make a payment today and I am not set up for EFT?
 
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