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What is File Transfer Protocol (FTP)?

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) reporting option is a method to file quarterly tax and wage information by uploading an acceptable electronic file over the internet (for magnetic specifications see The transfer of the file is secured using 128 bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption.

Unlike the Connecticut Internet Tax and Wage System (CITWS), FTP can be used at any time to file any quarterly information (current or delinquent). Also unique to the FTP filing, you will receive an email evidencing our receipt of your file.  If you are currently filing another form of magnetic Media, the file format for FTP is identical to files you are currently submitting. If you currently file your quarterly information using cartridges or diskettes, and would like to register for FTP, please complete the registration form at


If you are currently filing on paper forms, you can file your quarterly tax and wage information using the Connecticut Internet Tax and Wage System. If you are interested in filing electronically through FTP, please contact the Employer Tax Accounting Unit at (860) 263-6470.

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