DORpay Payment Portal Coming Soon for Estimated Payments

December 28, 2016

The Indiana income tax system is basically a “pay-as-you-go” system. Taxes are automatically taken out of our paychecks. However, if you have income from nonwage sources, such as from dividends, interest, farm income, or rental income, no taxes are withheld. The “pay-as-you-go” requirement still applies.

If you have income not subject to withholding tax, or if you don’t have enough tax withheld from your income, you will need to make estimated tax payments if you wind up owing more than $1,000 to the state when you file your taxes.

Instead of paying taxes throughout the year, estimated individual income tax payments are made in equal installments due in April, June, September, and January (of the next year.) The IT-40ES is the state tax form associated with these estimated payments.

If you already electronically pay your estimated taxes (the IT-40ES) electronically, you probably are familiar with the Indiana Department of Revenue’s ePay system.

Beginning with the 2017 quarterly payments, these estimated payments transition to the department’s new electronic payment portal called DORpay.

DORpay will function similar to the ePay system but will have a new look and feel that matches the department’s other online systems. You will continue to make your estimated tax payments using the same process as ePay.

If you are making quarterly estimated payments, the 2017 quarterly payments (first payment due April 2017) will need to be made using DORpay.

More information about the new system will be made available as the launch date approaches. Visit for more information.