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Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for Business Tax Payments

4 - My bank is requesting me to provide them with an originator identification number. What is an originator identification number?

An originator identification number identifies the State of Maryland to your bank, so your bank knows that it can allow the electronic payment to proceed. If your bank is requesting an originator identification number, contact the taxpayer service section for instructions. We can be reached by telephone at 410-260-7980, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST.



 
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Business Electronic Funds Transfer FAQs
  q1 - What is EFT?
  q2 - What is the difference between the ACH Debit and the ACH Credit options of EFT for business tax payments?
  q3 - How do I get started to pay my state withholding tax, motor fuel tax and corporation tax payments electronically using EFT ACH Debit or Credit?
  q4 - My bank is requesting me to provide them with an originator identification number. What is an originator identification number?
  q5 - My bank account has a block or filter on it. What should I do?
  q6 - I have registered for EFT and have made several ACH Debit or ACH Credit tax payments, but my bank account has not been debited. What should I do?
  q7 - Can I submit my EFT application electronically, online?
  q8 - Once my EFT application has been processed and I begin to make my tax payments electronically using EFT ACH Debit or Credit, do I need to submit corresponding paper tax returns?
  q9 - Once my EFT application has been processed and I begin to make my tax payments electronically using EFT ACH Debit or Credit, can I change my contact information and/or my bank information?
  q10 - I made an error when submitting my electronic payment. How can I correct it
  q11 - Can I pay pass-through entity (PTE), S corporation, sales and use tax, fiduciary, or admissions and amusement tax payments by EFT?
  q12 - When do my electronic payments need to be filed to be considered timely?
  q13 - How can I file a zero return online?
  q14 - With whom can the EFT Unit discuss my account?
  q15 - If I use Maryland's free online bFile service to file and pay withholding tax or sales tax, do I need to complete Form EFT?
  q16 - What can I do if I need to make a payment today and I am not set up for EFT?
 
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