The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) implemented new password security requirements effective October 24, 2019. If you are using EFTPS for federal payroll or income tax payments the new security requirements for internet passwords are listed below:
Passwords need to be 12 – 30 characters long
Passwords will expire after 13 months
Passwords must contain at least 1 uppercase alpha character, 1 lowercase alpha character, 1 numeral, and 1 of the following special characters ! @ # $ * + –
You must log in to www.eftps.gov and change your password if you have not changed your EFTPS password in over 13 months or if your password does not meet these new requirements. You must wait 1 hour after updating your password before submitting any tax payments.
QuickBooks online users should have their new password sync automatically. QuickBooks desktop users will have to enter the new EFTPS password in QuickBooks. If you have any questions or trouble updating your EFTPS password, you can contact one of our staff members to assist you.