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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017. CSA will not include 2017 tax rates or payroll forms, so, for 2017 and beyond, you will need to process payroll in another application. We recommend Accounting CS Payroll and myPay Solutions. For more information, see the following topics.

Form SFN 41263

When you are ready to prepare the forms, follow these steps.

  1. Choose File > Print when the North Dakota Payroll Tax Processing window is active.
  2. Mark the Process magnetic media file checkbox and then click OK.
  3. Choose File > Magnetic Media Utilities to do any of the following:
    • Combine Files
    • Preview Files
    • Verify
    • Remove Clients
    • Save to Submittable Format
    • Restore from Submittable Format
    • Change Transmitter Information
    • Generate Transmittal Sheet
  4. Select File > Magnetic Media Utilities > Save to Submittable Format, choose the file location, and then click OK.


    • When the file is created, it is automatically encrypted for security. Before submitting the file to the appropriate agency you must use the Save to Submittable Format command, at which point the files are decrypted.
    • The file format is ICESA.
  5. Navigate to the North Dakota Unemployment website.
  6. Sign in to E-File via UIeasy UI Tax Online Services.

You must register with the Unemployment Insurance Employer Account System as a payroll service or accountant to get the file transfer option.

See also: State e-filing overview

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