In payroll we tend to use the terms EFT, ACH and EDI interchangeably. But in actual practice they are quite different. To help explain these important differences the National Automated Clearing House Association or NACHA has provided some guidance on their April 29, 2019 blog, written by Rober Unger. It is helpful to payroll professionals to understand these terms and use them correctly. I found this blog extremely helpful and I hope you do to.
The state legislature has passed AB 1245, a bill that requires California employers of 10 or more employees to submit quarterly payroll tax returns and pay the associated payroll taxes electronically over the California Employment Development Department website starting in 2017. The bill also requires all employers to file and pay electronically effective January 1, 2018. The bill awaits the governor signature and he is expected to sign it.
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Per a West Virginia State Tax Department website notice, taxpayers required to pay by electronic funds transfer (EFT) will be subject to a 3% civil penalty applied to any payment received on or after March 1, 2015, if the payment is not made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) and a waiver to pay electronically has not been obtained.
My sources are telling me that on March 30, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) will release a new Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Program. Taxpayers are being notified by mail of accounts that are impacted by the change. The mailing includes a welcome letter and a separate PIN Notification letter. The EFT process will continue to require the submission of a D128: Application for Electronic Funds Transfer. With the new program, there will be a new web address and contact phone number. However, current EFT Program users should continue using the current process until March 30, 2015. New Contact Information as of March 30, 2015 Web Address for Tax Payments: www.govone.com/tpp/southcarolina Phone Number for Tax Payments: 1-800-834-7733.