EFTPS payment file format

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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.

The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) offers you the convenience of making clients' federal tax payments electronically 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. EFTPS allows tax payments to move electronically from the taxpayer's bank account to the federal government's account. The taxpayer's records with the IRS are automatically updated for each such payment.

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EFTPS file example

The following image shows a typical Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) file from the Actions > Process EFTPS screen.

EFTPS sample file

Note: For clients that are set up as Household type employers, the file differs. It will include I (for Individual) rather than B (for Business) and it will use the code 10406 for the 1040 tax type. 

EFTPS file format details

EFTPS Excel format

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Process EFTPS Setup dialog

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