Automated Clearing House (ACH)

Save time and money by establishing an Automated Clearing House account with U.S. Customs. By opening your account, you will save 1.5% on disbursement fees and eliminate the time it takes for checks and cash to clear.

Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) is an electronic payment option that allows participants to pay customs fees, duties, and taxes electronically, as well as receive refunds of customs duties, taxes and fees electronically. ACH is a straightforward procedure accomplished through a series of simple electronic transactions. Throughout the process there are no paper payments and no cashiers.

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CBP offers three ACH options: ACH Debit, ACH Credit, and ACH Refund.

  • ACH Debit is available to ABI filers using statement processing and can be used to pay all customs duties, taxes, and fees. (For information on ABI and statement processing, see Automated Broker Interface page.)
    For information about ACH Debit, please contact (317) 298-1200 x1098.
  • ACH Credit is available to anyone that clears formal entries on statements. In order to be on ACH Credit, the company or filer must be on ABI and Statement processing. Can also be used to pay supplemental, reimbursable and miscellaneous duty bills.
    For information about ACH Credit, please contact (317) 298-1200 x1098
  • ACH Refund is available to anyone who has a taxpayer-assigned identification number, an U.S. bank account, and who expects to receive a refund from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
    For information about ACH Refund, please contact (317) 298-1200 x1178.