Payroll Tax Deposit Payments: Cash and Credit Card

You can make your payroll tax deposit payments with cash or credit card.

Use PayNearMe for Cash Payments

Use PayNearMe to make your Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88) cash payments electronically at participating locations. This option fulfills the E-file and E-pay Mandate for Employers.

Follow These Steps

  1. Visit PayNearMe. Enter your name and employer payroll tax account number to create a personal barcode.
  2. Print your barcode or send it to your mobile device. This barcode can be re-used for future payments.
  3. Search for the nearest PayNearMe location by entering Employment Development Department as the Biller name.
  4. Visit the nearest PayNearMe location and give your barcode to the cashier.
  5. Make your cash payment and keep the receipt for your records. (Your payment is effective on the date the payment was made.)
  6. After making your payment, call the e-Pay Group at 1-916-654-9130 and provide your payment information, or submit a completed PayNearMe Cash Payroll Tax Remittance Detail (DE 32) (PDF):

    Mail:
    Employment Development Department
    e-Pay Group, MIC 15-A
    PO Box 826880
    Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

    Fax: 1-916-654-7441

For questions about your payment, call the e-Pay Group at 1-916-654-9130 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pacific time, except on state holidays.

For More Information

PayNearMe accepts up to $2,500 in a 24-hour period ($1,000 per transaction limit) and $10,000 per month. PayNearMe also charges a fee of $5.99 per transaction.

We are not responsible for any PayNearMe transactions. Review PayNearMe’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Note: It may take up to five business days for your payment to post to your employer payroll tax account.

Avoid Late Penalties and Interest

Make sure your payroll tax deposit payment is on time to avoid late penalties and interest. Refer to Required Filings and Due Dates for the schedule.

You can make credit card payments with ACI Payments Inc., online or by phone.

Pay by Credit Card Online

To make an online payment:

  1. Visit ACI Payments, Inc.
  2. Select State Payments.
  3. Enter jurisdiction code 1501 and select Make a Payment.
  4. Select Payment Type.
  5. Choose Make a Payment and complete the required fields.

Pay with Credit Card by Phone

To make a credit card payment by phone:

  1. Call toll-free 1-800-272-9829.
  2. Choose Option 2.
  3. Enter jurisdiction code 1501 and follow the recorded instructions.

For More Information

ACI Payments, Inc. is an independent company. We are not responsible for the contents or links on their website. We recommend that you review ACI Payments, Inc. Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy, and Legal Notices.

ACI Payments, Inc. will charge a convenience fee of 2.3 percent of the payment amount to use your credit card. The minimum fee is $1. The convenience fee is not revenue for us.

To learn more, you can also find answers to our most frequently asked questions at FAQs – Payroll Tax Credit Card Payments.

Avoid Late Penalties and Interest

Make sure your payroll tax deposit payment is on time to avoid late penalties and interest. Refer to Required Filings and Due Dates for the schedule.

Last Revised: 08/02/2021

e-Services for Business

Use e-Services for Business to manage your employer payroll tax account online.

Contact Us

If you have questions, Contact Payroll Taxes. You can also contact the Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-888-745-3886 or visit your local Employment Tax Office.