ASCII (American Standard Code Information Interchange) One of the acceptable character sets used for electronic processing of data.

Block A number of logical records grouped and written together as a single unit on a CD.

Business Employer Login Business owners and authorized users who need to file and pay for their own business tax accounts as well as other clients; and do not need access to bulk upload options.

Byte A computer unit of measure. One byte contains eight bits and can store one character.

Character A letter, number, or punctuation symbol.

Character Set A group of unique electronic definitions for all letters, numbers, and punctuation symbols.

Compress Reformat computer data in a storage or sizesaving technique.

DRS Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) A ninedigit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) to an organization for federal tax reporting purposes.

Logical Record For the purpose of this booklet, any of the required or optional records defined in Section V.

Submitter Any person or organization submitting an electronic or CD file to DRS.

myconneCT Interactive tool accessed through the DRS website at for a free, fast, easy, and secure way to conduct business with DRS.

Third Party Bulk Filing (TPBF) Tax preparers who prepare returns for multiple employers, or for multiple locations for the same employer.

Third Party Bulk Filer Login – Taxpayers who file for themselves or for others that they represent and need the ability to upload returns or payments in bulk and manage accounts for themselves or for others.

Third Party Sick Pay (TPSP) For purposes of this publication, DRS uses the term Third Party Sick Pay the same way it is used by the IRS in Publication 15A.