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Credit Card Payments

Individuals can pay their Maryland taxes with a credit card. This service applies to taxes owed for the current year or any back year (if you have a bill). If you file your return electronically by April 15, you have until April 30 to make the credit card payment. You can make your individual tax payment online through one of the providers listed below.

Electronic Filers

Electronic filers do not need to submit form EL102 if you choose to pay by credit card.  See more information on electronic filing and paper forms that may need to accompany it.

Estimated Taxes

If you choose to pay your estimated quarterly income taxes  with a credit card, either online or by telephone, then you do not need to file Form 502D.

General Payment Information

All companies collect a non-refundable, convenience fee for processing the credit card payment; this fee does not go to the state of Maryland.

  • NICUSA, Inc. - accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover payments online. No phone option is available.
  • Official Payments Corporation - accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover payments online. You can also pay by phone, toll-Free 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829). The phone option is only available if you filed an individual Maryland tax return the previous year. You can calculate your non-refundable, convenience fee using Official Payment Corporations' convenience fee calculator. Do not include the amount of the convenience fee as part of the tax payment.

If you choose to pay over the phone, before you call, be sure to have both your tax bill and credit card on hand. Enter Jurisdiction Code 3000 at the appropriate prompt. You may also be asked to enter the following information:

  • 13-digit number on your tax bill
  • Social Security number
  • Phone number
  • ZIP Code

After your payment is authorized, you will be given a confirmation number that you should keep for your records.

Vendor Name Convenience Fee Tax Types Supported Credit Cards Accepted
NICUSA, Inc. 2.49% All Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
Official Payments Corporation 2.49% All Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express


Links for Payment Methods
Business Electronic Funds Transfer FAQs
Direct Debit
  Online Bill Pay
  Credit Card Payments
  Check and Money Order Payments
  Estimated Corporate Tax Payments
  Tax Payments Tax Tips
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