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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.

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For payroll compliance (annually licensed)

Use the Process EFTPS screen to create payment files for your clients that are set up for filing federal payments electronically using batch filer transmission software.

The client records that display in this tab are those enrolled to use EFTPS and that have checks printed for agents with the EFTPS payment method selected in the Main tab of the Setup > Vendors screen. Note that you can filter the records that are displayed by using the filter at the top of the screen.

Choose Actions > Process EFTPS.

Related topics

Getting started with EFTPS

Creating EFTPS enrollment and payment files

EFTPS payment file format

Fields & buttons

You can filter the records that are displayed on this screen by using the filter. For information about filtering data in screens, see the Searching and filtering data procedure.

By default, the due date for payments is used as the settlement date. To use the transaction date as the settlement date for the payments in this screen, mark this checkbox.

The only field that can be modified in the grid is the Settlement date field. All other fields are non-editable.

The Payments grid includes a Group by field that enables you to group items in the grid. For details, see Grouping items in data-entry grids.

  • Transaction date. This field contains the payment date.
  • Client ID. This field displays the client ID.
  • Client Name. This field displays the client name.
  • Check/Ref#. This field displays the check or reference number for the associated payment.
  • Amount. This field displays the payment amount.
  • Form. This field displays the form type associated with the payment.
  • Period End. This field displays the period end date of the tax period that the payments are associated with.
  • Due Date. This field displays the due date for the payment.
  • Settlement Date. This field can be edited. The settlement date defaults to the due date, but you can choose to use the transaction date as the settlement date by marking the Use Transaction Date as Settlement Date checkbox.

The File location displays the location in which your EFTPS files will be stored. To change the default file location, choose Setup > File Locations, click the File Creation tab, and then modify the location in the EFTPS field.

Click this button to open the EFTPS Enrollment File View dialog, where you can view the contents of the enrollment file(s) and can preview or print the file(s).

Click this button to open the Manage Files dialog, where you can view a list of existing payment files and preview or recreate selected files.

Click this button to open the Setup dialog where you can enter the EFTPS setup information provided to you by the IRS when you registered as a batch filer.

Click this button to create payment files for the selected clients and transactions. The files will be stored in the location specified at the bottom of the screen. To change the default file location, choose Setup > File Locations, click the File Creation tab, and modify the location in the EFTPS field.

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