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:
- State Data Collector’s Website: There will be a new look to the State Data Collector’s website. Registered users using the current vendor’s system are required to create a new profile on the new vendor system (www.govone.com/PAYCAL) with their EDD employer payroll tax account number and current security code on or after July 1, 2016.
Note: If you pay by phone, your payment process remains the same. Continue to use 800-554-7500 to pay.
- One-Time Payment through First Data: If you are not registered in the Statewide EFT program or need to make an online payment right away, you may submit your electronic payment through First Data’s website by using the One-Time Payment option. To submit your payment, visit www.govone.com/PAYCAL.
- Warehousing Payments: Warehousing your ACH debit payment with a settlement date of July 5, 2016 or after will not be allowed. Once the transition to Union Bank is made, you may warehouse your payments as usual.
- Fedwire Payments: Fedwire payments are also impacted by the bank change. Contact the e-Pay Unit at 916-654-9130 before initiating the Fedwire request to ensure the banking information is correct.
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.