Excise Tax e-File - General Information

Rejected Returns - Perfection Period

If a timely submitted return is rejected, but corrected, resubmitted and accepted within 5 days, the resubmitted return will be considered timely.

Payment Methods

Payment and refund options: We offer refund direct deposit capabilities and multiple options for making payments.

  • Include direct debit information along with your electronic return. You may warehouse this payment until the due date of the return.
  • We offer credit card payments through our vendor site.
  • Debit payments at our website through My Tax Account.
  • ACH Credit

Data Requirements

Zero or Blank Fields - You do not need to transmit any optional element that has a zero or is blank. Send data elements only if they contain data values. Do not send empty data elements (i.e., zero financial fields, unused elements, etc.).

Timestamp Format

The Timestamp represents an absolute moment in time when the file is created. It contains a reference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The format is:


ccyy-mm-dd is the date followed by "T," hh:mm:ss is the time (hours, minutes, seconds) and -hh:mm represents the offset from GMT in hours and minutes.

Example: April 12, 2011 at 3:50:23 PM CDT = 2011-04-12T15:50:23-05:00 - Central Daylight Time is 5 hours behind GMT, thus the -05:00 at the end. This offset will vary by time zone and Standard vs. Daylight Savings time.

May 6, 2011