To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Tax Administration Department is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am-2:00pm.
This service will be conducted without person to person contact. Staff is still available to answer questions by phone or email during our normal business hours of 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
Payments may continue to be remitted online through our website. More information regarding this and other county closings and modified hours can be found on the
County's COVID-19 closings page.
To file and pay Wake County
Gross Receipts Tax, go to File Online
Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Wake County Department of Tax Administration at 919-856-5400.
The Wake County Department of Tax Administration accepts Visa and Mastercard for payment of taxes
IMPORTANT - Card users are assessed a separate service fee for the use of this payment option. The system will advise you of the fee amount prior to your authorization.
The service fee is collected by the County and paid to the credit card associations. All merchants that accept credit cards must pay these fees, but commercial merchants will set the price of goods and services
high enough to absorb the fees. The County cannot raise prices to cover these fees and must collect 100% of the taxes due. Therefore, in order to offer taxpayers the option of paying by credit card, a service fee must be charged to cover the additional transaction cost.
The service fees are negotiated between the North Carolina Office of the State Controller and the credit card companies. By combining many
state and local government agencies, the State Treasurer can negotiate a favorable rate for its customers.
IMPORTANT - The checking account information entered on this site should be from your own personal or business bank account.
Payments made using routing and checking account numbers from checks issued against your credit card, equity line or money market account may return as unpaid.
Contact your lending institution to determine whether those accounts may be used for your online (ACH) tax payment.
No service fees are charged for using this payment option. Your checking account will be debited within 2 business days from the time of your online authorization.
The actual payment date on your tax bill will reflect the date you submit your payment through this site.