State and local ACH/EFT payment information

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The application provides comprehensive ACH/EFT payment capabilities to allow you to submit state and local payroll taxes electronically. Once you have completed the initial setup and received authorization from the jurisdiction, you can use the application to create ACH Credit files, which can be transmitted by your bank, ensuring that your state or local tax payments are received in a timely manner.

Note: The application does not create ACH Debit files, but most states do accept these types of tax payments. ACH Debit payments can usually be initiated using the state's website or by telephone.

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Links to state and local requirements for authorization

Most states and localities require you to obtain authorization prior to the transmission of ACH Credit or Debit files and will need to provide you with bank routing numbers, bank account numbers, and addenda record formats once you have been approved.

Below, you can choose to view a table or list containing the jurisdictions that accept ACH Credit or Debit payments for either withholding or unemployment taxes. In the table or list, click a link to read the jurisdiction-specific registration and authorization information for making state or local ACH/EFT payments.

An asterisk * next to a state in the table signifies that the application does not currently support ACH credit payments for that state


State ACH-Credit ACH-Debit Approval required
Alabama Yes Yes for ACH-Credit
Alaska *
Arizona Yes Yes for ACH-Credit
Arkansas Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
California Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Colorado Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Connecticut Yes Yes for ACH-Credit
Delaware Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
District of Columbia Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Florida *
Georgia Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit (ACH-Credit requires approval from two other states)
Hawaii Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Idaho Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Illinois Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Indiana Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Iowa Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Kansas Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Kentucky Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Louisiana Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Maine Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH Teledebit
Maryland Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Massachusetts Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Michigan Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit (separate forms)
Minnesota Yes Yes No
Mississippi *
Missouri Yes No For ACH-Credit
Montana Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Nebraska Yes Yes No. A test file for $0.01 required for ACH-Credit.
New Hampshire *
New Jersey Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit (different forms)
New Mexico Yes Yes No. Suggested test file for $0.01 for ACH-Credit.
New York Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit via PrompTax program
Nevada *
North Carolina Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
North Dakota *
Ohio Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Oklahoma Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Oregon Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Pennsylvania Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Rhode Island Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
South Carolina Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
South Dakota *
Tennessee *
Texas *
Utah Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Vermont Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Virginia Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Washington *
West Virginia Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Wisconsin Yes Yes No. A pre-notification transaction is required.
Wyoming *
State ACH-Credit ACH-Debit Approval required
Alabama Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Alaska *
Arizona Yes No For ACH Credit
Arkansas *
California Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Colorado *
Connecticut Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Delaware *
District of Columbia *
Florida Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Georgia *
Hawaii *
Idaho Yes Yes For ACH Credit and ACH Debit
Illinois Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Indiana *
Iowa Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Kansas Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Kentucky *
Louisiana Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Maine Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH Teledebit
Maryland Yes No For ACH-Credit
Massachusetts Yes Yes For ACH-Credit
Michigan *
Minnesota Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Mississippi *
Missouri Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Montana Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Nebraska *
Nevada Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
New Hampshire *
New Jersey Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit (different forms)
New Mexico *
New York *
North Carolina Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
North Dakota Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Ohio *
Oklahoma *
Oregon Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Pennsylvania Yes Yes For ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Rhode Island Yes No for ACH-Credit
South Carolina Yes No For ACH-Credit
South Dakota *
Tennessee Yes No For ACH-Credit
Texas Yes Yes for ACH-Credit and ACH-Debit
Utah *
Vermont *
Virginia *
Washington *
West Virginia *
Wisconsin Yes Yes No
Wyoming *

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Setting up to create ACH/EFT payments

The following topics will help guide you through the process of setting up your bank account and agent information for creating ACH/EFT payments.

Note: The jurisdiction(s) will provide you with bank routing numbers, account numbers, and addenda record formats when authorization is approved. Because of this, all bank accounts added to the tax agents for ACH Credit purposes are set to Prenote status. Once you receive authorization and the state or locality has provided their bank account and routing number information, this data should be verified in the Tax Agents screen and the bank account should then be set to Approved status.

Adding a bank for direct deposit

Adding a direct deposit bank account

Adding direct deposit information for vendors or agents

Entering and printing checks for direct deposit

Creating ACH files

Managing direct deposit files

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