Processing direct deposit with InterceptEFT

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Our Support department is closed on Friday, April 28th for a company event. However, limited Accounting CS phone support is available on that date from 9 AM - 5 PM ET due to the approaching deadline for quarterly payroll tax forms.

Links to our most popular payroll tax processing topics are available in the Alerts and notices section on the right side of most pages.

Disclaimer: InterceptEFT is an unaffiliated third party that some of our customers have engaged to provide direct deposit, tax payments, ACH processing, or credit card merchant services.

Within Accounting CS, there are a few small differences when you setup and process direct deposit using InterceptEFT. This topic covers those differences and explains the steps you’ll need to follow when uploading your files to InterceptEFT.

Setup steps

Generally, you need to perform these steps only once.

  1. Establish an account with InterceptEFT. You can contact InterceptEFT by phone (866.431.9926) or online at
  2. Enter transmission information for the firm, which will be provided by InterceptEFT.
  3. Activate InterceptEFT integration for each of the appropriate clients by marking the ACH processed by InterceptEFT checkbox in the Direct Deposit tab of the Setup > Bank Accounts screen for each client.

Processing steps

  1. Print your checks as usual.
  2. Choose Actions > Process Direct Deposit. For clients set up for processing using InterceptEFT, unprocessed transactions show InterceptEFT in the Method column. Show me.
    Method column
  3. Create your ACH files. When the confirmation dialog displays to tell you that your ACH files have been created, click OK.
  4. In the InterceptEFT File Submission screen that automatically displays, verify that the information in the EFT Batch Summary list is accurate. If there are multiple files, you may need to use the Next and Back buttons to view all all of the files. Show me.
    Next and Back buttons
  5. Click the Submit File button to transmit the ACH file to InterceptEFT, or the Reject button if there is a problem with the files. Show me.
    Submit or Reject buttons

Note: InterceptEFT files that have been reversed within the Manage Files dialog are transmitted automatically without giving you the option to submit or reject the reversal file. This is by design per request from InterceptEFT.

If you have questions about submitted files, you can contact InterceptEFT at 866.431.9926.

See also

Working with InterceptEFT and Accounting CS

Direct Deposit overview

Online Bill Payments, overview

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