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The following general information helps explain some features of Taxpayer Access Point (TAP). Individuals can file and pay income taxes (TC-40) without creating a special login called a “profile”. Businesses can also pay certain business-related taxes without a profile. However, to file taxes for your business, you must first create a profile. With a Business profile, you can also pay taxes, view balances, amend returns, and other functions. Please read through the following for more information.

If you are filing or paying business taxes, remember you must first register your business with the Tax Commission. To register your business, click Apply for tax account(s) – TC-69, under Apply Online, from the TAP homepage.

Individual Income Taxes (TC-40)

Filing

To file your TC-40 tax return electronically, click File your current year individual income tax return, under Returns, from the TAP homepage.

  • When using this feature, you may not sign up for a profile
  • Prior year Individual Income tax information cannot be filed or viewed on TAP
  • For more information, see TAP FAQ – Individual Income Tax

Refund Status

To check on the status of your Individual Income Tax refund, click Check your Refund Status, under Refunds, from the TAP homepage.

Tax Payments Without a TAP Profile

To make a payment without signing up for a TAP profile, click Make an e-Check payment or Make a credit card payment, under Payments, from the TAP homepage.

  • Individuals and businesses can use this option
  • E-Check payments are FREE
  • Credit and debit card payments have a convenience fee
  • For more information, see TAP FAQ – Payments

Taxes for Your Business

Including Sales, Withholding, and Other Taxes

Step One: Register Your Business

If you have not yet registered your business with us, click Apply for tax account(s) – TC-69, under Apply Online, from the TAP homepage. You must receive your tax account numbers before moving on to the next step.

Step Two: Create a Profile

To file taxes for your business, you must first create a TAP profile. This profile is your TAP account. You can then add your tax account(s) to this TAP account. You can also pay your business taxes from within your account.

  • To create a profile, click Sign Up, from the TAP homepage.

Step Three: Add Tax Account(s) to your TAP Account

After you create a profile, you can sign in to add your tax account(s) to your TAP account.

  • Use the Account ID Number and PIN for the tax account(s) you want to add to your TAP account.
  • If you have multiple tax accounts to add, click Add additional tax accounts to your TAP profile, under I Want To…

Step Four: File Taxes in your TAP Account

Once you have added your tax accounts, you can file your business tax return(s) using one of these methods

  • Enter your tax return information directly into TAP. This method is good if you are filing a simple tax return.
  • Download one of our Excel templates, complete the template, save it and import it into TAP. This method is good if you are filing a large tax return with multiple schedules. Return templates and instructions are available by clicking Download return templates, under Returns on the TAP home page.

Step Five: Pay Taxes in Your TAP Account

You can submit payment(s) within TAP using an e-check, credit card or debit card.

Other TAP Account Functions

Within TAP, you can also:

  • View balances
  • View letters and other correspondence
  • Receive File/Pay reminders by email
  • Amend tax return(s)
  • Manage your business information

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