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Important reminder!

Product support for Engagement CS is ending on September 30, 2020. See Engagement CS license expiration 2020 - frequently asked questions for more information.

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS permanently expired on March 1, 2017.

Some processes documented in the Help & How-To Center are no longer applicable, due to the discontinuation of Creative Solutions Accounting.

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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