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Common mistakes
There are many mistakes made on ACH credit payments that cause these payments to post incorrectly. The following two lists describe the most common mistakes. The first list contains the most common mistakes made on combined payroll ACH credit payments. The second contains the most common mistakes made on estimated corporation ACH credit payments. Please refer to the ACH Credit Addenda Format pages for a complete description of the addenda record elements.


 
Combined payroll ACH credit mistakes
  • Putting a date other than the Quarter End Date in the Tax Period End Date (TXP03) element of the addenda record.
  • Putting the amount for a withholding payment in the unemployment amount element, which misapplies the payment to unemployment. This happens when the withholding amount is keyed into the first Tax Amount (TXP05) element of the addenda record rather than the second Tax Amount (TXP07) element.
  • Not including all three Tax Amount (TXP05, TXP07, and TXP09) elements in the addenda record. Put a zero in the element if no payment is being made for the corresponding tax liability.
  • Putting the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) in the Taxpayer Identification Number (TXP01) element of the addenda record instead of the Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN).
  • Using the incorrect bank account number in conjunction with a Tax Payment Type Code (TXP02) of 01101 or 01102. Oregon has established different bank account numbers for combined payroll taxes and estimated corporation taxes.
  • Sending the ACH credit transaction without the addenda record. The addenda record indicates who is making the payment, and how it should be posted.
  • Using an incorrect Amount Type (TXP04, TXP06, and TXP08) code.
  • Using an incorrect Tax Payment Type Code (TXP02).
  • Sending a prenote transaction with every payment. A prenote transaction only needs to be sent when initially setting up the EFT payments.
  • Including the dash in the Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN) when keying it into the Taxpayer Identification Number (TXP01) element.
  • Leaving the last digit off the Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN) when keying it into the Taxpayer Identification Number (TXP01) element.
  • Adding an extra digit to the end of the Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN) when keying it into the Taxpayer Identification Number (TXP01) element
  • Paying a sum that does not equal the three Tax Amount (TXP05, TXP07, and TXP09) elements.
  • Using invalid characters in the addenda record, i.e. decimals, spaces, dashes, etc.


Estimated corporation ACH credit mistakes

  • Not including the Quarter in the Amount Type (TXP04) code on Corporation payments. 
  • Using the incorrect bank account number in conjunction with a Tax Payment Type Code (TXP02) of 20001 or 20201. Oregon has established different bank account numbers for combined payroll taxes and estimated corporation taxes.
  • Using an incorrect Tax Payment Type Code (TXP02).
  • Putting a date other than the Calendar or Fiscal Year End Date in the Tax Period End Date (TXP03) element of the addenda record.
  • Putting the Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) in the Taxpayer Identification Number (TXP01) element of the addenda record instead of the Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN).
  • Sending the ACH credit transaction without the addenda record. The addenda record indicates who is making the payment, and how it should be posted.
  • Sending a prenote transaction with every payment. A prenote transaction only needs to be sent when initially setting up EFT payments.
  • Including the dash in the Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN) when keying it into the Taxpayer Identification Number (TXP01) element.
  • Leaving the last digit off the Oregon Business Identification Number (BIN) when keying it into the Taxpayer Identification Number (TXP01) element.
  • Using invalid characters in the addenda record, i.e. decimals, spaces, dashes, etc.
 

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