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Important reminder!

Licenses for Payroll CS, Trial Balance CS, and Write-Up CS (but not Engagement CS) permanently expired on March 1, 2017. CSA will not include 2017 tax rates or payroll forms, so, for 2017 and beyond, you will need to process payroll in another application. We recommend Accounting CS Payroll and myPay Solutions. For more information, see the following topics.

When you are ready to prepare the form, complete the following steps.

See also: State e-filing overview

FSET e-filing for Forms CT-UC2, CT-UC5A, UC-5B, CT-941, and CT-WH

  1. If you are including a payment with your form, choose Setup > FSET Transmission > Client when the Connecticut Payroll Tax Processing window is active.
  2. In the FSET Client dialog, enter information in the appropriate fields and then click OK to close the dialog.
  3. Choose File > Print.
  4. In the Print Tax Forms dialog, mark the Queue checkbox next to the form(s) you would like to e-file, and then click OK.
  5. Choose File > FSET Utilities > Queue Maintenance to delete any files prior to transmission via CS Connect.
  6. Choose File > FSET Utilities > FSET Maintenance to view or delete any returns or acknowledgement files.

    Note: The files listed in the FSET Maintenance dialog are for audit trail purposes only. Deleting files from this dialog will not prevent or reverse transmission.

  7. When you are ready to send your files to Connecticut, close the Connecticut Payroll Tax Processing window by clicking the Done button, and then choose File > CS Connect.
  8. In the CS Connect dialog, mark the Transmit returns checkbox in the Electronic filing section.
  9. Click the Call Now button to send your files.

    Note: The Transmit returns checkbox will transmit both state and federal files. If you would like to send only CT files, use the Electronic filing tab to select them for submission.

  10. Once Connecticut has accepted or rejected your file(s), you will receive an acknowledgement file via CS Connect. To download the acknowledgement file, you must open the CS Connect dialog, mark the Retrieve acknowledgements checkbox in the Electronic filing section, and click the Call Now button.
  11. After downloading acknowledgement files, you can view them in the FSET Maintenance dialog by choosing Utilities > Payroll Tax Processing, selecting Connecticut, and then choosing File > FSET Maintenance.

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E-filing Forms CT-UC2, CT-UC5A, and UC-5B

  1. Choose File > Print when the Connecticut Payroll Tax Processing window is active.
  2. Mark the Create SUTA file checkbox and then click OK.
  3. Choose File > SUTA File Utilities to do any of the following:
    • Combine Files
    • Preview Files
    • Verify
    • Remove Clients
    • Save to Submittable Format
    • Restore from Submittable Format
    • Generate Transmittal Sheet
  4. Select File > SUTA File Utilities > Save to Submittable Format. Choose the file location then click OK.

    Notes

    • When the file is created, it is automatically encrypted for security. Before submitting the file to the appropriate agency you must use the Save to Submittable Format command, at which point the files are decrypted.
    • The file format is ICESA.
  5. Navigate to the Connecticut Department of Labor web site and find the Tax Internet Services web page.
  6. Sign in to E-File via FTP.

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E-filing Form CT-941

  1. Choose File > Print when the Connecticut Payroll Tax Processing window is active.
  2. Mark the Create CT-941(drs) bulk file checkbox and click OK.
  3. Choose File > CT-941(drs) File Utilities to do any of the following:
    • Combine Files
    • Preview File
    • Remove Client
    • Save to Submittable Media
    • Restore from Submittable Media
    • Change Transmitter Information

    Note: If any field in the Change Transmitter Information dialog is left blank, a period will be entered in its place in the file.

  4. Select File > CT-941(drs) File Utilities > Save to Submittable Format, choose the file location, and then click OK.

    Notes

    • When the file is created, it is automatically encrypted for security. Before submitting the file to the appropriate agency you must use the Save to Submittable Format command, at which point the files are decrypted.
    • The file format is comma-delimited.
  5. Navigate to the Connecticut Department of Revenue web site and log in to Fast-File for Third Party Bulk Filers to E-File.

  • You must register with the State of Connecticut to become a bulk filer prior to sending your CT-941 files.
  • CSA does not enter a payment date or amount in the CT-941 file. Connecticut does not require these fields.

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E-filing Form CT-W3

  1. Choose File > Print when the Connecticut Payroll Tax Processing window is active.
  2. Mark the Create CT-W3 bulk file checkbox and click OK.
  3. Choose File > CT-W3 File Utilities to do any of the following:
    • Combine Files
    • Preview File
    • Remove Client
    • Save to Submittable Media
    • Restore from Submittable Media
    • Change Transmitter Information

    Note: If any field in the Change Transmitter Information dialog is left blank, a period will be entered in its place in the file.

  4. Select File > CT-W3 File Utilities > Save to Submittable Format, choose the file location, and then click OK.

    Notes

    • When the file is created, it is automatically encrypted for security. Before submitting the file to the appropriate agency you must use the Save to Submittable Format command, at which point the files are decrypted.
    • The file format is comma-delimited.
  5. Navigate to the Connecticut Department of Revenue website and choose Taxpayer Service Center. Click on the Tax Preparer link to log in and upload your file.

You must register with the State of Connecticut to become a bulk filer prior to sending your CT-W3 files.

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