Electronic Funds Transfer - Automated Clearing House (ACH) Debit

The ACH debit method allows you to transfer funds by authorizing the State to electronically debit your bank account for the amount you report to the State's data collection service. Your account will be debited only upon your initiation and for the amount you specify.

Cost

The State pays the cost for you to report an ACH debit payment. You will be responsible for the fees, if any, your financial institution may charge you for the actual transfer of funds.

Security

The Board will provide you with a temporary security code. You will need to establish a permanent security code the first time you call the data collection service to report a payment. The Board has no knowledge of the security code you establish with the data collection service.

How to Report a Payment

To report an ACH debit payment, simply call the toll-free number for the State's data collection service using a touch-tone telephone. When you call, in addition to your security code, you will be asked to provide your BOE account number and payment information. Upon completion of the transaction, the data collection service will then initiate the transfer of funds. Detailed reporting information and specific calling instructions {sample calling instructions} for making your payment will be provided if you register for the ACH debit method.

When to Report a Payment

For an electronic tax or fee payment to be timely, it must be initiated on or before the tax or fee due date and the funds must settle into the Board of Equalization's bank account on or before the banking day following the date the transfer is initiated.

To ensure that your funds settle timely, you must call the data collection service on or before the tax or fee due date. You can call the data collection service at any time to report a payment. The service is available 24 hours a day, year-round. Calls that are completed by 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time will be initiated that day and the funds will settle into the Board's bank account the next banking day.

Warehousing a Payment

This feature allows you to call the data collection service and select a future date for your payment to transfer into the Board's bank account. You may designate any banking day up to 60 days in advance as the debit date of the payment. (The debit date is the day payment will transfer out of your account and into the Board's bank account.)

Payment Verification

After you have completed reporting your payment, you will receive a reference number from the data collection service. You should retain this number for your records. This number is used if there is a need to trace your payment.

More Information

For more information on the ACH debit method, please see Publication 89, Electronic Funds Transfer Information Guide - Special Taxes.