ACH File - Addenda record - Tax deposits or child support payments

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Each tax payment or child support payment included in an ACH file will include an Addenda Record (7 record) with the following information (position numbers are listed in parentheses).

An ACH file is a simple ASCII-format file that adheres to Automated Clearing House specifications. A single ACH file holds multiple electronic transactions, much like a manila file folder that is used to store and transmit dozens of sheets of paper with information related to a single topic. Each transaction within an ACH file carries either a credit or a debit value. Typically, a payroll ACH file contains many credit transactions to employees' checking or savings accounts, as well as a balancing debit transaction to the employer's (that is, your client's) payroll account.

Field Name Contents (and position numbers)
Record Type Code

The numeral 7. (01-01) 1 numeric.

Record Type Code, example
ACH taxdepadd rec type code
Addenda Type Code

The numerals 05. (02-03) 2 numeric.

Addenda Type Code, example
ACH taxdepadd addenda type code
Payment Related Information

Based on the information entered. (04-83) 80 alphanumeric.

Payment Related Information, example (tax payment)
Payment Related Information, example (child support)

For child support payments, the contents of this field are DED*CS*Case Identifier*Pay Date*Payment Amount*Non-custodial Parent SSN*Medical Support Indicator*Non-custodial Parent name*FIPS Code*Employment Termination Indicator\.

Addenda Sequence Number

The numerals 0001. (84-87) 4 numeric.

Addenda Sequence Number, example
ACH taxdepadd addenda seq num
Entry Detail Sequence Number

Contains the last seven digits of the number entered in the Trace Number field in the corresponding Entry Detail Record for Tax Deposits. (88-94) 7 numeric.

Entry Detail Sequence Number, example
ACH taxdepadd entry detail seq num

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