Useful Links for making tax payments and checking on Refund Status:

Paying Income Taxes online eliminates the need to wait in line to mail certified return receipt and ensures they are received by the due date. There is no cost to use the Direct-Pay option where funds come directly from your bank account. There is a convenience fee to pay by debit or credit card.

Online payments need to be made at least one day before the due date (by 4/14 if the due date is 4/15) so the IRS receives them by the due date. Balances due, Estimated Payments and Installment Payments can be paid as follows:

Make Federal Income Tax Payments here:

Make California State Income Tax Payments here:

Estimated Payments: for individual taxpayers are generally due 4/15, 6/15, 9/15 and 1/15, and can only be made online through January 31st of the following year.

Track the status of your IRS refund here (will need tax ID, filing status, exact amount of refund):

Track the status of your CA refund here: