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 Link) for instructions.
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.
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).
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.
If you have any questions about this service, please contact the Call Center at the Treasury at (855) 868-0151, option #1.
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