ABA files.

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Just starting to set up my first client to use ABA files to send wages to the NAB.  Have done all the entries in Reckon and run a test file which worked fine.  Not sure on the process now with NAB.  Do we need to ring NAB and register with them?  Do we need to obtain the APCA number from them?  Thanks for any help.
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Glenda Veale

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Linda Putland, Accredited Partner

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In NAB under Funds Transfer - select New Multiple Funds Transfer - here you can choose to import a direct entry file from your software - this is where you import the ABA file ....  If you dont know what your NAB DE number is (APCA number)... try putting the generic number 069999 in Reckon Accounts - under the Online banking settings for the bank account you used to create the file.  If you have already created the file - open it with notepad and on the first line after the company name and right before the payment reference - put 069999 - for example if your company is ABC Pty Ltd and the payment reference is ABC Wages and the processing date was today - then on the first line it would be something like this:
0      01NAB      ABC Pty Ltd             069999ABC Wages      060819


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Thanks Linda, I am not at my client till next week but will give this a go training her and let you know how we go.  Unfortunately because she is an hour away I only get there once a month.  She is not very IT savvy so would be too hard to try to teach her over the phone better when I am onsite.  Also have to upload the first STP file.  Looks like an interesting visit next time.