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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Bank Change for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Filers

Effective July 1, 2016, the Employment Development Department’s (EDD) depository bank for the Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) program changed to Union Bank with a new State Data Collector, First Data Government Solutions. This change impacts both Automated Clearing House (ACH) credit and ACH debit filers for Payroll Tax Deposit (DE 88) payments as stated below.

Note: This does not impact e-Service for Business customers.

ACH Credit Filers

ACH credit payments must contain the EDD’s new bank account number and routing transit number.

To avoid any returned payment transactions and possible late payment penalty and interest, you must provide your bank with the EDD’s new bank account information. For more information, view the Information for Your Bank (DE 532). You will need to give your bank sufficient notice, to ensure timely settlement of your ACH credit payments, during the conversion period.

Important: If you are using a bank program to make your payments to the EDD, check with your bank to ensure that they are using your valid eight-digit EDD employer payroll tax account number to submit your payments and NOT your Federal Employer Identification Number.

ACH Debit Filers

Although the overall process for making ACH debit payments will remain the same, be sure to make a note of the following:

Important: You must have a valid EDD employer payroll tax account number before registering for the ACH debit method. You may register online for a payroll tax account number by using e-Services for Business.

For more information on the EFT Program, visit Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or contact our Taxpayer Assistance Center at 888-745-3886.