Making Payments in eTaxBC

You can perform a variety of tasks for making payments through eTaxBC.

Making a payment

Payments can only be made using the bank account(s) you've added to your eTaxBC account. Payments can only be made through Canadian Financial Institutions. You must add a payment channel (your bank account information) if you don’t have one yet. Credit card payments aren’t accepted.

When you make a payment in eTaxBC, your payment will be effective on the date you enter as the Payment Date. For example, if you submit a payment on the due date before midnight Pacific Standard Time, your payment will be considered on time, even though we may not process it until the next day.

Your payment is accepted subject to being cleared by your financial institution. Your financial institution may still reject the payment.

You are making a payment in a

Tax Account

You can make a payment in eTaxBC when you file a tax return, or separately at a later time.

You can pay:

Pay a specific period

When you pay a specific period, your payment is applied to debt on that period first, even if you have older debt owing on your account.

To pay a specific period:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Click on the Make Payment link beside the period you’re paying. If you don’t see the period, click on the More button to show all periods. Note: If a return is required for the period, you must file the return before you will see the Make Payment link. To make a payment without filing a return, see account payments.
  4. Confirm your payment channel (bank account information). If you’re adding a new payment channel, you’ll need to agree to the Pre-Authorization Debit Agreement before you can submit the payment. To do this, click on the link to the agreement and check the box.
  5. Confirm the Payment Date. This is the date your payment will be applied to your account.
  6. Confirm the amount of your payment
  7. Check the checkbox to authorize the payment
  8. Click Submit

Your payment will have a status of pending until we send the request to your bank or financial institution. This usually takes one business day. However, it may take up to 5 business days for your payment to be transferred from your bank account, especially if this is your first time making a payment on eTaxBC.

Account payment

You can make an account payment for any amount. Your payment is automatically applied to your oldest debts first.

To make an account payment:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Click on the Outstanding balance link listed under “Account Alerts” or click on Make a Payment listed under “I Want To”
  4. Confirm your payment channel (bank account information). If you’re adding a new payment channel, you’ll need to agree to the Pre-Authorization Debit Agreement before you can submit the payment. To do this, click on the link to the agreement and check the box.
  5. Confirm the Payment Date; this is the date your payment will be applied to your account.
  6. The payment amount defaults to the full amount outstanding. To change the payment amount, click No and enter the amount you want to pay.
  7. Check the checkbox to authorize the payment
  8. Click Submit

Your payment will have a status of pending until we send the request to your bank or financial institution. This usually takes one business day. However, it may take up to 5 business days for your payment to be transferred from your bank account, especially if this is your first time making a payment on eTaxBC.

Non-Tax Account

You can pay:

Pay a specific invoice

If you have a debt for a non-tax program, such as stumpage or sponsorship, you may want to pay a specific invoice.  When you make a payment for a specific invoice, your payment is applied to the invoice first, even if you have older debt owing on your account.

To pay a specific invoice:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Under “I Want to” in the top right corner, click on Pay Outstanding Debts
  4. Find the invoice(s) you want to pay and click on the Balance link to pay the full amount. If you only want to pay part of the invoice, enter the amount you wish to pay in the Amount column on the far right. You can pay multiple invoices at once.
  5. Go to the bottom of the page to complete your payment
  6. Confirm your payment channel (bank account). If you are adding a new payment channel from here, you will need to agree to the Pre-Authorization Debit Agreement before you can submit the payment. To do this, click on the link to the agreement and check the box.
  7. Confirm the Payment Date; this is the date your payment will be applied to your account. You can post-date your payment up to one year.
  8. The total of all invoice payments you entered is automatically displayed in the Total Amount to Pay box. Enter this amount in the Amount field and the Confirm Amount field. You must enter this exact amount or you will get an error.
  9. Check the checkbox to authorize the payment
  10. Click Submit

Your payment will have a status of pending until we send the request to your bank or financial institution; this usually takes one business day. However, it may take up to 5 business days for your payment to be transferred from your bank account, especially if this is your first time making a payment on eTaxBC.

Pay a specific period

When you pay a specific period, your payment is applied to debt on that period first, even if you have older debt owing on your account.

To pay a specific period:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Under "I Want To" in the top right corner, click on Make a payment
  4. Confirm your payment channel (bank account information). If you’re adding a new payment channel, you’ll need to agree to the Pre-Authorization Debit Agreement before you can submit the payment. To do this, click on the link to the agreement and check the box.
  5. Select the period you want to pay from the drop down list
  6. The payment amount defaults to the full amount owing on the account. If you want to pay a different amount, click No and enter the amount you want to pay.
  7. Confirm the Payment Date; this is the date your payment will be applied to your account. You can post-date your payment for up to one year.
  8. Check the checkbox to authorize the payment
  9. Click Submit

Your payment will have a status of pending until we send the request to your bank or financial institution. This usually takes one business day. However, it may take up to 5 business days for your payment to be transferred from your bank account, especially if this is your first time making a payment on eTaxBC.

Account payment

You can make an account payment for any amount. Your payment is automatically applied to your oldest debts first.

To make an account payment:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Click on the Outstanding balance link listed under “Account Alerts” or click on Make a Payment listed under “I Want To”
  4. Confirm your payment channel (bank account information). If you’re adding a new payment channel, you’ll need to agree to the Pre-Authorization Debit Agreement before you can submit the payment. To do this, click on the link to the agreement and check the box.
  5. Confirm the Payment Date; this is the date your payment will be applied to your account. You can post-date your payment up to one year.
  6. The payment amount defaults to the full amount outstanding. To change the payment amount, click No and enter the amount you want to pay.
  7. Check the checkbox to authorize the payment
  8. Click Submit

Your payment will have a status of pending until we send the request to your bank or financial institution; this usually takes one business day. However, it may take up to 5 business days for your payment to be transferred from your bank account, especially if this is your first time making a payment on eTaxBC.

Checking your payment history

To see a list of payments you’ve made:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Click on History
  4. Click on the confirmation number for additional payment details

Each payment listed will have a status. The status of your payment request can be:

  1. Pending: you’ve submitted the payment request but we haven’t sent it to your bank or financial institution.
  2. Processing: your payment request is being sent to your bank or financial institution for processing.
  3. Completed: your payment request has been sent to your bank or financial institution. It may take up to 5 business days for your payment to be transferred from your bank account.
  4. Withdrawn: your payment request was cancelled before it was sent to your bank or financial institution.

Note: Post-dated payments will remain with a status of Pending until the date of payment.

Checking your invoice payment history (Non-Tax Accounts only)

To view payment details for a payment you made towards more than one invoice(s):

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Click on the Payments and Credits tab on the centre bar

Click on ‘View Request’ for details for payments still in pending status, and View Allocation for payments that have already been processed.

Post-dating a payment

You can post-date a payment up to one year by changing the Payment Date when you make a payment in eTaxBC. Your payment will remain as pending until the date you have specified for payment. You can't backdate a payment.

Cancelling a payment

You can cancel a payment in eTaxBC if it has a status of Pending. Requests are processed every evening or on the date you specified for the payment. Once your payment has been processed, you'll need to contact your bank or financial institution for assistance.

To cancel (withdraw) a pending payment:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Click on the History tab
  4. Click on the Confirmation Number for the pending payment
  5. Click Withdraw Request
  6. Click Yes to Confirm

Changing your default payment channel

If you added more than one bank account and would like to change your default payment channel:

  1. Log on to your eTaxBC account
  2. Click on the appropriate account
  3. Click on the Settings button next to “Account” in the top left corner
  4. Click on the Change button next to “Default Payment Channel” in the top right corner
  5. Click on the radio button next to the bank account you want to have as your default payment channel
  6. Click Save