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Introduction to Direct Deposit
Prohibition on International Payments

The Comptroller’s office does not participate in International ACH Transactions (IATs). Direct deposit payments are restricted to domestic financial institutions.

According to the Prohibition on Direct Deposit to Financial Institutions Outside the United States, agencies are responsible for guarding against direct deposit payments they issue through U.S. financial institutions being transferred to financial institutions outside the United States.

Each paying agency must practice due diligence to determine the ultimate destination of payments issued by direct deposit:

For a helpful introduction to this requirement, see the IAT and TINS IAT Indicator Tutorial.