​The Wake County Revenue Department 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 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.