Online Help - Electronic Funds Transfer
ACH Credit is a type of electronic payment in which a taxpayer's banking institution sends payment to the State of West Virginia at the request of the taxpayer. Before applying for this type of EFT transaction, you should call your bank to verify their participation.
ACH Debit is a type of electronic payment in which a taxpayer provides their banking information to the State of West Virginia. On the date specified, the State will request the payment from the bank. If you wish to participate in ACH Debit payments, click here.
Tax Identification Number - In order to participate in the ACH Credit program, you must already be registered with the West Virginia Tax Department. Once an application is submitted, it must be processed before you will be able to submit another for the same ID number.
No hyphens or dashes.
A separate application must be submitted for each ID number
  • Business Tax Filers - Your identification number should be your Federal ID or West Virginia ID followed by a three-digit adjustment code. This code is 001 for most businesses. Businesses with more than one location will have multiple adjustment codes. If you are not registered, you must complete and file the WV/Bus-App Application for Business Registration form located here.

  • Personal Income Tax Filers - Your identification number should be your Social Security Number followed by a three-digit adjustment code of 000. You should contact your financial institution prior to submitting application to verify their participation. ACH Credit is not typically available to Personal Income Tax filers.
Electronic Funds Transfer Request - You must select one of the following request types:
  • New Application - For new ACH Credit participation requests. Choose this box if this is your first time requesting ACH Credit authorization. Your must complete the following sections of the application:
    • Account - Enter the business name, location address, country, city state and zip code associated with your WV Tax Department account.

    • Contact - Enter the name of the person responsible for EFT payments within your company as well as a contact address, city, state and zip code. Also, please provide a valid telephone number and email address so that we may contact this person in case a problem should arise with a payment.

    • Banking Information - Enter the transit/routing number of the bank you intend to use for ACH Credit payments. Verify that the correct bank name appears in the "Name of Bank" field.

      Note: The State of West Virginia does not currently accept payments from banks originating outside the United States.

      Also enter the name and contact number of person at your banking institution who will serve as a point of contact should we need to resolve any issues with a payment.

    • Indicate Taxes - Check the box for each tax you wish to include in the ACH Credit program. You must choose at least one tax.

  • Change Name or Address - For existing ACH Credit payers. Choose this box if you need to change the name or location address associated with your ID number. Complete the following sections:
    • Account - Enter the new business name and/or location address, country city, state and zip code.

    • Contact - Enter the name of the person responsible for EFT payments within your company as well as a contact address, city, state and zip code. Also, please provide a valid telephone number and email address so that we may contact this person in case a problem should arise with your request.

      Note: You must update your name and/or location address information with the Office of Business Registration before requesting changes to your ACH Credit information. To do so, file the BRT 801-A Re-issuance of Business Registration Certificate form, located here, along with the $30.00 Business Registration Renewal fee, if applicable. Be sure to mark the “Business Name and/or Location Address Change” box on page one of the form and provide the correct information on page two of the form

  • Withdrawal - For existing ACH Credit payers. Choose this box if you have previously registered to use the ACH Credit option, but wish to cancel. Complete the following sections:
    • Business Name - Enter the business name printed on your Business Registration Certificate.

    • Email - Enter the email address of the person responsible for EFT payments within your company so that we may contact this person in case a problem should arise with your request.

  • Add or Remove Taxes – Choose this box if you wish to add tax types to or remove tax types from your ACH Credit profile. You must choose at least one tax. Complete the following sections:
    • Business Name - Enter the business name printed on your Business Registration Certificate.

    • Email - Enter the email address of the person responsible for EFT payments within your company so that we may contact this person in case a problem should arise with your request.

    • Indicate Taxes - Check the box for each tax you wish to include in or remove from the ACH Credit program. You must choose at least one tax.
Acknowledgment
After clicking the “Verify” button, you will be allowed to verify and change your information if needed before submitting the application at the bottom of the page. You will be taken to an acknowledgment page. Print this page for your records. Verify the information shown on the page matches the information you entered for your application. We will process your request as soon as possible. For any questions, please contact the EFT Unit at (304) 558-8692.





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