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Automated Clearinghouse

CBP 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 automates the payment of duties and fees on imported merchandise. ACH also automates the time consuming process of depositing Treasury checks, eliminating the delay and risk associated with receiving Treasury checks through the mail. ACH is a fast and paper-free method of paying duties and fees and receiving refunds on duties and fees paid.

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 ext. 1098.
  • 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. For information about ACH Credit, please contact (317) 298-1200 ext. 1098
  • 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 ext. 1178 or email GMB.ACHREFUNDSUPPORT@CBP.DHS.GOV.

Signing up for ACH procedures differ slightly for ACH debit, credit and refund.

Last Modified: Mar 07, 2024