Treasury ACH Reclamation
Automated Clearing House (ACH) Reclamation is a recovery procedure used by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service, to obtain a refund (reclamation) from a presenting financial institution for federal government payments.
Reclamation notices (ACH Reclamation - FMS Form 133) are generated by the Fiscal Service Regional Financial Center. See Green Book: Guide to Federal ACH Payments and Collections (Off-site) for instructions.
Email Delivery via FedMail®
The U.S. Department of the Treasury, Bureau of the Fiscal Service (Fiscal Service), Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia have implemented an email delivery option for ACH reclamations. Please promptly complete the Federal Reserve Bank FedMail® Request Form (PDF) to get signed up for this email service. Complete Section 1 (page 1) and Section 2, Treasury and DFAS: ACH Reclamations (page 5) and Section 3 (page 5). Please note that shared email boxes are preferred, and more than one email address should be provided when using personal email addresses. Submit the completed form as indicated at the bottom of page 5.
How It Works
Each business day, an email will be sent with a PDF file of up to 10 ACH reclamation notices no later than 7:00 a.m. ET via FedMail. Each notice of ACH reclamation included in the PDF file will consist of Form 133 Part 1 (Program Agency Copy) and Part 5 (Notice to Account Owners Copy).
- Parts 2, 3 and 4 of Form 133 are duplicates of Part 1, and will not be included in the PDF file. Part 6 of Form 133 is reserved for internal use and will not be included in the PDF reclamation file
- Please note that due to privacy concerns, the payee’s social security number and account number will be truncated
- Adobe Reader 7.1 or higher should be used to read the PDF
Upon receipt of an emailed notice of ACH reclamation, financial institutions should view, print files (if needed), and process the notice of ACH reclamation in the same way that it would have processed a paper notice of ACH reclamation received by mail.
Important Notes About This Services
- Reclamations are time-sensitive and should be viewed and processed immediately
- Your institution will receive an email only if there are ACH reclamations being sent
- An email message that is transmitted and not returned as undeliverable will be deemed to have been received by the financial institution
- It is strongly recommended that your institution create one single group email address to allow authorized users to have access to the ACH reclamation forms. Your institution should monitor the access provided to your staff to ensure that the recipients are properly informed of the need to protect the reclamation information from unauthorized access or disclosure.
- Paper mailings of the notice of reclamation (FMS Form 133) will cease once your institution signs up for email delivery
- The current Green Book (Off-site) ACH reclamation procedures and the regulations governing ACH reclamations at 31 CFR Part 210 apply to notices of ACH reclamation delivered via email
If you have any questions about this service, please contact the Call Center at the Treasury at P: (855) 868-0151, option #1.