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A-1/A-6 Bulk File Layout

  • A-1/A-6 Bulk File Layout

This table gives the fields that are needed to Bulk File an A-1 or A-6 Withholding Return.

Field Position NumberField NameMax SizeFormatStatus
1Account Number10Text Field
10 Digits-0000123456
or R Followed by 9
Digits – R007000000
Required
2Period End [CCYYMMDD]8Text FieldRequired
3Period [M (Monthly) or Q (Quarterly)]1Text FieldRequired
4Return Type [A6 (Monthly) or A1 (Quarterly)] 2Text FieldRequired
5Number of Employees5Text FieldRequired
6Tax Withheld Amt (Total tax before credit for overpayment)13Must Include DecimalRequired
7Tax Remitted First 2 Months13Must Include DecimalRequired if filing Form A1
8Credit for Overpayment: If claiming a Credit for Overpayment, then Credit Period, Withheld Amt and Paid Amt are required.)13Must Include DecimalRequired if claiming a Credit for Overpayment
9Amount of Tax Due (Total tax after credit for overpayment)13Must Include DecimalRequired
10Final Return Y (Yes), N (No)1Text FieldRequired
11Final Return Last Payment [CCYYMMDD]8Text FieldRequired if filing a final return
12Prior Year Credit [CCYY]4Text Field 
13Prior Year Withheld Amt13Must Include Decimal 
14Prior Year Paid Amt13Must Include Decimal 
15Qtr 1 Current Year Credit [MMCCYY]6Text Field 
16Qtr 1 Current Year Withheld Amt13Must Include Decimal 
17Qtr 1 Current Year Paid Amt13Must Include Decimal 
18Qtr 2 Current Year Credit [MMCCYY]6Text Field 
19Qtr 2 Current Year Withheld Amt13Must Include Decimal 
20Qtr 2 Current Year Paid Amt13Must Include Decimal 
21Qtr 3 Current Year Credit [MMCCYY]6Text Field 
22Qtr 3 Current Year Withheld Amt13Must Include Decimal 
23Qtr 3 Current Year Paid Amt13Must Include Decimal 
24Payment Method
E (EFT Debit), V (EFT Credit), Z
(zero tax due) 
1Text FieldRequired
25Funding Source Y (Yes) or N (No)1Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit
26Address (Employer’s)35Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit and Funding Source is Y
27City (Employer’s)33Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit and Funding Source is Y
28State (Employer’s)2Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit and Funding Source is Y
29Zip Code ( Employer’s)5Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit and Funding Source is Y
30Zip Plus 4 (Employer’s)4Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit and Funding Source is Y
31Payment Date [CCYYMMDD] (Only applies to current returns filed before the Remit Due Date, and cannot be a date beyond the Remit Due Date.)8Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit
32Bank Acct. Type: C (Checking), S (Savings)1Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit
33Bank Routing Number9Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit
34Bank Acct Number18Text FieldRequired if EFT Debit

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