Credit Card Payment Overview     modified 01/10/2007

Becomes effective February 1, 2007!

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

The Credit Card module is designed to allow attorney filers to pay filing fees interactively as part of the electronic filing process via the Internet to the U.S. Treasury.  Upon the successful submission of a document requiring a filing fee the attorney filer has the option to pay after every transaction or can simply make one payment at the end of the day for all transactions.

 

WARNING!: Do NOT click the browser Back button while processing credit card payments.  It may result in double charges to your credit card!

 

 

NOTE: Once you have completed the on-line payment of fees the receipt entry will be automatically posted to the docket sheet for each case(s).  The entry will include the filings fee and receipt number.

 

PROCEDURE

 

Credit Card Payment

 

Once you have completed the docketing transaction a pop-up window will appear.  You may either select the Pay Now option or the Continue Filing option.    

 

If  Continue Filing is selected the user will receive an opportunity to Pay Now after each subsequent transaction or you may pay at the end of the day using the Utilities menu option, Internet Payment Due Report.

 

If Pay Now is selected:

 

  1. Click Pay Now

  2. The credit card information screen will appear

  3. Enter the Cardholder Name

  4. Enter Address

  5. Enter Zip Code

  6. Select the appropriate Card Type (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diner's Club, or American Express) from the drop down menu

  7. Enter the appropriate Expiration Date by selecting the appropriate month from the drop down menu and entering the appropriate year

  8. Enter the Security Code which appears on you credit card (becomes effective February 1, 2007)

  9. The Payment Amount will default to the current amount owed for the user account.

NOTE: Cardholder Name, Address, Zip Code, Card Type, Security Code, Expiration Date, and Payment Amount fields are MANDATORY and MUST be filled to process the credit card transaction.

 

  1. Click Continue button

  2. A confirmation screen will appear allowing you the opportunity to review the information you entered and confirm payment.

NOTE: If you wish to edit the information on the confirmation screen click the Edit button.  DO NOT use the browser Back button.

 

  1. Check the Authorization box (see screenshot).

  2. Fill in the Email Address and Re-enter Email Address to Confirm fields if you wish to received an e-mail confirmation of your payment (see screenshot).

  3. Click the Make Payment button to complete the transaction.

  4. Once your card has been authorized a screen will appear with the following message: "Thank you.  Your transaction in the amount of $ (amount) has been completed.  Please print a copy of your transaction receipt for future reference.  The transaction number is ######."

  5. After printing a copy of the receipt window for your records click the Close Window button.  

 

NOTE: If the filer either enters an invalid credit card number or makes three consecutive errors in data entry, the following messages will appear:

  • The credit card you have entered is invalid.  Please re-type the number and try again.

Or, after three consecutive errors in data entry

  • We were unable to complete your transaction.  Please contact the financial administrator for assistance.

 

 

Utilities

 

Internet Payments Due

 

This report allows an attorney to pay immediately all outstanding fees without docketing another pleading or opening another case.  Use this report if you are done filing for the day and forgot to select the Pay Now option on your last filing. There are no selection screens or sort options offered.

 

  1. Click Utilities

  2. Click Internet Payments Due

  3. A summary pop-up screen will appear

  4. Proceed with payment as described above.

 

Internet Payment History

 

The Internet Payment History Report allows an attorney to review his/her completed credit card payments over any specified time period.

 

  1. Click Utilities

  2. Click Internet Payment History

  3. Enter date range

  4. Click Run Report

  5. The report will display