September 27, 2017
To FedACH® Services Customers:
With the publication of a final 31 CFR Part 210 rule (Off-site) on Sept. 11, 2017, the U.S. Treasury became an active participant in NACHA’s efforts to improve ACH network quality through the unauthorized entry fee rule that was implemented in October 2016. As has been the case for commercial ACH network participants since the rule was implemented, the Treasury will now participate in the exchange of the Unauthorized Entry Fee for return reason codes R05, R07, R10, R29 and R51.
Beginning Sept. 11, 2017, for any unauthorized return with a government routing transit number (RTN) on either side of the transaction, the commercial RTN for the transaction will see a $4.50 entry representing either the fee (billing code 57996) or the credit (57997) on its billing statement at the end of each month. Please contact your account executive or FedACH and Check Customer Support with any questions pertaining to these entries on your institution’s billing statement.