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EFTPS for Federal Agencies

Federal Agencies are encouraged to use EFTPS, a free service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, to make payments for Form 941, 945, CT-1, 720 or 1042 taxes. Agencies also can create and archive 941, 945, and CT-1 returns.

Here’s how it works:

ENROLLMENT: Go to www.eftps.gov and click on Enrollment. Read the notifications and click on Enroll as a Federal Agency. You will need your Employer Identification Number (EIN); Business Name associated with that EIN, Agency Location Code (ALC) and the Agency contact information.

PAYMENT: In a few days, you will receive your Personal Identification Number (PIN) in the mail. When you receive it, call 800-982-3526 to receive your Internet password. You’re now ready to schedule payments and create filings. To be timely, a payment must be scheduled by 8 p.m. ET on the due date.

FILING: Agencies can prepare and archive Forms 941, 945, and CT-1 with EFTPS, then print and mail the completed forms to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

RECORDS: EFTPS provides an immediate acknowledgment for electronic payment and filing. In addition, you can search up to 16 months of EFTPS history by form, year, quarter, date, trace number, or payment total. You also can print or download records from this page.

ASSISTANCE: Learn more by downloading the EFTPS for Federal Agencies Quick Reference Guide. You may also get assistance by calling the EFTPS for Federal Agencies Dedicated Customer Service line, 877-333-8292, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. ET.

Please also see the following resources on EFTPS for Federal Agencies

  • EFTPS for Federal Agencies ( presentation) from the 2010 FSLG Federal Agency Seminars.
  • See also the article entitled Why EFTPS is a Good Fit for Governments article in the July 2010 edition of the FSLG Newsletter.
  • EFTPS for Federal Agencies Customer Service line, 877-333-8292.

TEMPORARY AND FINAL REGULATIONS TO ELIMINATE PAPER DEPOSITS:

TD 9507, issued December 7, 2010, contains the temporary and final regulations relating to federal tax deposits by electronic funds transfer

Notice 2010-87 provides transitional relief for determining the timeliness of FTDs that are late because the depositor treated a statewide legal holiday as if it were a legal holiday in the District of Columbia


Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 24-Apr-2014