Learn how to enroll in Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS)
What is EFTPS? Why do I need to enroll to use it? EFTPS lets you electronically submit payment for 940, 941/944 forms. We explain how to enroll.
Why do I have to enroll to EFTPS?
Regardless where or how you e-pay your 940 and 941/944, you need to enroll to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) prior to e-paying. In fact, all new businesses are pre-enrolled to EFTPS by the IRS.
The EFTPS is a free service of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that is used by the IRS for employer tax payments. Upon enrolling to EFTPS, you will be given the 4-digit EFTPS PIN and the password. Both credentials are required when e-paying your 940 and 941/944. (For more information, see EFTPS Help and Information)
Before you get started
Note: You only need to enroll to EFTPS once. If you are not sure whether you have been enrolled, call 1.800.555.4477 to check the enrollment status of your EIN/Company.
Forgotten password or PIN
Call 1.800.555.4477 and IRS will resend your PIN by U.S. Mail. The IRS can schedule a payment for you in the meantime if you verify certain information. For security reasons, your PIN must be mailed; it can't be given to you over the phone. See Update your EFTPS Internet Password
Have you used EFTPS before?
If you have submitted payments to EFTPS before, either through the EFTPS website, EFTPS phone system or through other special channels for payroll providers, tax professionals, financial institutions, and other authorized third parties, you are already enrolled.
You don't have to enroll again and you can use the same 4-digit EFTPS PIN and Internet Password you have to e-pay your 940 and 941/944 in QuickBooks.