EFTPS payment file format

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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

Vendors screen payment preferences