What is the difference between a pay-by-phone debit payment and an ACH credit payment?

An ACH debit payment is an electronic transfer that occurs when you authorize the Illinois Department of Revenue to debit funds from your account on a date of your choosing.

The ACH credit payment option is an electronic transfer that occurs when you authorize your financial institution to deposit into the Illinois Department of Revenue’s account. Before choosing this option, we recommend you contact your financial institution to inquire about their ACH services and any associated fees.

If you have additional inquiries, you may submit them to the Questions, Comments, or Request form.