Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – Getting Started

Registration

To participate in the Sales and Use Tax EFT Program, you will need to complete form BOE-555-EFT, Authorization Agreement for Electronic Funds Transfer. After your completed form has been received, you will be notified in writing confirming your EFT start date.

Fax or mail the completed form to:

State Board of Equalization
ATTN: EFT Group
P.O. Box 942879
Sacramento, CA 94279-0035
Fax: 916-322-8457

To participate in the Special Taxes and Fees EFT Program, you will need to complete form BOE-555-ST, Authorization Agreement for Electronic Funds Transfer. After your completed form has been received, you will be notified in writing confirming your EFT start date.

Fax or mail the completed form to:

Special Taxes and Fees Policy and Compliance Division
PO Box 942879
Sacramento, CA  94279-0088
Fax: 1-916-445-6122

EFT Payment Methods

When you register as an EFT participant, you will need to select one of the following payment methods for your tax payments. To use either method, your financial institution will need to participate in the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA).

  • ACH Debit
    ACH Debit is an electronic transaction in which you authorize the BOE to withdraw funds from your account and deposit them into the BOE’s account. You initiate the transaction and specify the amount and date of the withdrawal.
  • ACH Credit
    ACH Credit is an electronic transaction in which you authorize your financial institution to debit your account and credit the BOE’s account. For this type of transaction you must ensure your financial institution has the ability to send ACH credit transactions in the required format.

Changing EFT Registration

To make a change in any of the following registration information:

  • Payment methods
  • Financial institutions
  • Savings or checking account number
  • EFT contact person or telephone number

You will need to notify us by completing a new Authorization Agreement for Electronic Funds Transfer form BOE-555-EFT, (Sales and Use Tax) or BOE-555-ST, (Special Taxes)

Types of EFT Payments

  • For Sales and Use tax accounts you can pay your returns and prepayments.
  • For Special Taxes and Fees accounts you can pay your returns, prepayments and accounts receivables.