Submit a federal payment to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
The requirements for submitting an EFTPS payment.
You will enroll in EFTPS and 940/941 for e-payment and e-file.
You subscribe to Intuit's E-file and E-pay service.
EFTPS Payment PIN / EFTPS Internet Password:
|When you enroll in the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), you obtain a PIN and an Internet password in 7 to 10 business days. You use the PIN and the Internet password each time you submit a federal e-payment through QuickBooks. |
Once you receive your PIN, you may begin making payments by phone. After you obtain your Internet password, you may begin making payments via the Internet. These do not expire.
You submit your Form 940/941 enrollment request from within QuickBooks:
The email notification you receive from QuickBooks Payroll after you submit your enrollment request only indicates that the request was sent to the agency through QuickBooks. It does not tell you that the agency has accepted or processed it. The agency processes all requests once a day.
The PIN you use to e-file Forms 941 and 940 is not the same PIN you use to submit your e-payments. Your PIN number does not expire.
FAQs about Submitting E-payments to the EFTPS
What do I need to log in to e-pay?
Is an Internet password as well as a PIN required to submit a federal payment to the EFTPS?
What is the process for obtaining an Internet password?
Be sure to choose a password that has at least 8 characters in length and follows all of the EFTPS numeric and character requirements (currently one upper-case alpha, one lower-case alpha, one numeric, and one special character). If you already have an Internet password that does not meet the new requirements, Intuit recommends you change it now.
Note: QuickBooks does not store or support your EFTPS password. To change your EFTPS password you must deal directly with EFTPS customer service at 800.555.4477. Be sure to have your federal Employer Identification Number (EIN), your PIN, the enrollment trace number, and your temporary password (if applicable) handy.
What is the process for obtaining a PIN?
If you forget your PIN, contact EFTPS customer service at 800.555.8778. A new PIN will be mailed to you. To reset your PIN, contact EFTPS customer service at 800.982.3526. A new PIN will be mailed to you.
How do I change or reset my EFTPS password?
When I submit a federal e-payment from QuickBooks there is no Internet password field. Where do I enter the Internet password?
When is my e-payment due?
Why do I get an error message saying that my phone number is invalid?
After the QuickBooks update process is complete, submit your federal e-payment again.
Choose Employees > Payroll Center.
From the Pay Scheduled Liabilities section, select the federal e-payment you want to submit. (For QuickBooks 2014: In the Payroll Center, go to the Pay Liabilities tab. From the Pay Taxes & Other Liabilities section, select the federal e-payment you want to submit.)
Click View/Pay. This will open the liability check. Select the E-payment radio button. The check should display a green lightning bolt that says Payroll Tax E-payment.
Click the E-Pay button at the bottom. This displays the E-Pay Login screen.
Enter the 4-digit PIN twice, and the Internet password twice. Enter the contact phone number and verify or enter the email address.
If you configured the e-payment correctly with the right bank and routing numbers, the payment will be processed successfully.