Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) is an electronic method for making payments to the Employment Development Department (EDD). There are two methods for making EFT payments:
Initiate a payment by authorizing the State of California to electronically debit your bank account.
Pacific time (PT), for the funds to settle on the next business day.
: Initiate a payment by instructing your bank to debit your bank account and transfer those funds to the states bank account.
Contact your bank to determine when you should originate your payment so that it will settle into the states bank account on time.
Check with your bank for any charges and/or fees.
State law requires all employers to electronically submit employment tax returns, wage reports, and payroll tax deposits to the EDD.
e-Services for Businessis yourfast,easy, andsecureway to manage your employer payroll tax accounts online.
The EDDs EFT program (ACH Debit Method).
Simple one time online enrollment.Enroll now!
Store and update your bank account information online.
You can useExpress Paymake an electronic payroll tax payment. No enrollment is necessary for this payment option. Just enter an employer payroll tax account number or letter ID and payment information to submit your payroll tax deposit or account payment online.
For more information, refer to the e-Services for Business Tutorial:Make a Payment Using Express Pay (YouTube)PDF).
The State Data Collector is a third party vendor contracted by the State of California to collect EFT payments on behalf of the EDD and other state agencies. Payments made through the State Data Collector are forPayroll Tax Deposit(DE 88) only.
Web Payer: Initiate your DE 88 payment using a username and password on the State Data Collectors secure website. Online enrollment is required to use this option.
Phone Payer: Initiate your DE 88 payment using a security code by calling the State Data Collectors at 1-. Online enrollment is required to use this option.
One-Time Pay: Initiate your DE 88 payment on the State Data Collectors website. No enrollment necessary.
Bulk Filer Solution: Payroll agents or payroll services who initiate DE 88 payments on behalf of multiple taxpayers must register and create their own unique Bulk Filer ID. For more Bulk Filer information refer to the
Electronic Funds Transfer Bulk Filer Setup Guide
Have an active employer payroll tax account number and
Be enrolled in the Statewide EFT (State Data Collector) Program before a payment will be accepted.
To enroll in the State Data Collector Program, submit anElectronic Funds Transfer (EFT) State Data Collector Program Vendor (Third Party) New Enrollment Request Form(DE 26) (PDF)by fax to or mail to the address below:
The State Data Collector, First Data, is not under the control of the EDD, and the EDD is not responsible for the contents or links contained in their website. The EDD recommends that you review the vendors security and confidentiality statements.
The ACH Credit method allows you to make a payment by instructing your bank to debit your bank account and transfer those funds to the states bank account. Youdo nothave to complete anElectronic Funds Transfer (EFT) State Data Collector Program Vendor (Third Party) New Enrollment Request Form(DE 26) (PDF)to use this method.
In order to report your DE 88 payment correctly, your bank must originate your payment using the approved National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) CCD+TXP Addenda record format. You need to provide your bank with anInformation for Your Bank(DE 532) (PDF). The DE 532 provides your bank with specific instructions on how to transmit your DE 88 payment to the EDD.
To ensure your payment is applied correctly to your employer payroll tax account, be sure to provide the following payment details to your bank:
If you do not have an employer payroll tax account number, visite-Services for Businessto register.
For SDI/PIT deposits, this is the date you paid your employees.
For UI/ETT deposits, this is the quarter end date (03/31/YY, 06/30/YY, 09/30/YY, or 12/31/YY).
For Penalty and Interest deposits, this is the quarter end date.
Deposit amount for each tax type and the total, for example:
The timeliness of your EFT payment is determined by the settlement date (the date funds are credited to the States bank account).
ACH Debit payments that arecompleted before 3 p.m.,PT, can settle the next business day.
For ACH Credit payments, check with your bank to ensure a timely settlement date.
If Your Federal Deposit Schedule/Requirement is:
PIT and SDI Must Settle in the States Bank Account
On or before the third business day following the payroll date.
On or before the next business day following the due date.
If the last timely settlement date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the settlement date is extended to the next business day. Refer to theHolidayspage for a schedule of the current tax year or call the EDDs Taxpayer Assistance Center at 1-. For more information, visitCalendar Payroll Tax Due Dates.
For more information, visit theFAQ – Electronic Funds Transfer.
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