March 27, 2020

ACH Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The Latest Information from Nacha on the ACH Network During the National Emergency

During the national emergency brought about by the coronavirus, Nacha will use this page to bring you updated information regarding ACH Network operations. This includes Operations Bulletins, articles, helpful links and more.

ACH Operations Bulletins

ACH Operations Bulletin #1-2022: COVID-Related Relief from Certain Nacha Operating Rule Provisions Will Expire on October 1, 2022

ACH Operations Bulletin #7-2020: Nacha Provides Update on COVID-19 Relief and Upcoming Effective Dates

ACH Operations Bulletin #6-2020: Nacha Provides Relief on Return Rate Levels

ACH Operations Bulletin #5-2020: Nacha Provides Relief of RDFIs on Signature Requirements of Written Statements of Unauthorized Debit

ACH Operations Bulletin #4-2020: Nacha Extends Effective Dates of Data Security Rule; Affirms Effective Dates of Other Rules

ACH Operations Bulletin #3-2020: Nacha Provides Relief from Deadlines Related to Certain Required Records

ACH Operations Bulletin: #2-2020: Nacha Issues Reminder on ACH Responsibilities to Financial Institutions Potentially Impacted by Coronavirus

Frequently Asked Questions

ACH Network Rules Pandemic Related FAQs (September 24, 2021)


ACH Can Help Houses of Worship in a Pandemic and Beyond

The State of Nacha and ACH

The ACH Network is Delivering Emergency Assistance on Time

The ACH Network is Ready to Deliver Stimulus Payments

Initial IRS Information Regarding Impending 'Economic Impact Payments'

Emergency Economic Stimulus Legislation Contains Direct Payments to Americans

Top Ways the ACH Network Can Help Consumers, Businesses and Government During the National Emergency

How Financial Institutions and Payments Associations Can Help Nonprofit Clients During the Coronavirus Outbreak

In These Uncertain Times, the ACH Network is Operating Normally; Nacha is Here to Serve

Current Fraud Threats

Payment Innovation Alliance's COVID-19 Best Fraud Prevention and Cybersecurity Practices

Nacha's Current Fraud Threats page has a section devoted to Coronavirus scams

External Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Federal Reserve Bank Retail Payment Office

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Banks'



National Credit Union Administration 

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 

Small Business Administration

Social Security Administration

U.S. Department of the Treasury