International ACH File - File header Record

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The File Header Record is included once at the beginning of each International (IAT) format ACH file and includes the following information (position numbers are listed in parentheses).

Field Name Contents (and position numbers)
Record Type Code

The numeral 1.
(01-01) 1 numeric.

Priority Code

The numerals 01.
(02-03) 2 numeric.

Immediate Destination

A blank space, followed by the nine-digit routing number associated with the Immediate Destination field as entered in the Direct Deposit tab (or the Client Direct Deposit tab, if applicable) of the Setup > Bank Accounts screen.
(04-13) 10 alphanumeric.

Immediate Origin

A blank space, followed by the option chosen as the Immediate origin in the Direct Deposit tab (or the Client Direct Deposit tab, if applicable) of the Setup > Bank Accounts screen.
(14-23) 10 alphanumeric.

File Creation Date

The system date when the ACH file was created.
(24-29) 6 numeric YYMMDD.

File Creation Time

The system time when the ACH file was created.
(30-33) 4 numeric HHMM.

File ID Modifier

This field should start at zero and increment by 1 (up to 9) and then go to letters starting at A through Z for each subsequent file that is created for a single system date.
(34-34) 1 numeric 0-9 or uppercase alpha A-Z.

Record Size

The numerals 094.
(35-37) 3 numeric.

Blocking Factor

The numerals 10.
(38-39) 2 numeric.

Format Code

The numeral 1.
(40-40) 1 numeric.

Immediate Destination Name

The bank name associated with the bank selected in the Immediate destination bank field as entered in the Direct Deposit tab (or the Client Direct Deposit tab, if applicable) of the Bank Accounts screen.
(41-63) 23 alphanumeric.

Immediate Origin Name

The choice selected for the Immediate Origin Name as entered in the Direct Deposit tab (or the Client Direct Deposit tab, if applicable) of the Bank Accounts screen.
(64-86) 23 alphanumeric.

Reference Code

Blank or the information entered in the Reference code field as entered in the Advanced Setup dialog, accessed from the Direct Deposit tab (or the Client Direct Deposit tab, if applicable) of the Bank Accounts screen.
(87-94) 8 alphanumeric.

See also: International ACH file structure and contents

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