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FAQ: Direct Debit

What if I change banks?

To make changes to your direct debit, please contact our office at least 5 days prior to the scheduled withdrawal. If the request to change the scheduled withdrawal is not received at least 5 days prior to the scheduled withdrawal, we may be unable to prevent the extraction of that payment. This may result in a returned check fee if your original bank is unable to honor the payment request.


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Direct Debit FAQs
  1 - Can I pay the balance in a lump sum midway through the payment plan?
  2 - Will the State be authorized to debit my account for any other amounts or liabilities during the payment period I've agreed to?
  3 - What happens if I move my business or change its name?
  4 - What happens if there are not enough funds in my bank account?
  5 - Will I receive a notice prior to each debit payment?
  7 - What if I change banks?
  8 - What happens if my tax payment due date falls on a weekend or on a bank holiday?
  9 - Is there anything I have to do each month to make this work?
  10 - Where should I report name and address changes?
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