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Introduction to Direct Deposit
Process Overview

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This illustration depicts the flow of a direct deposit payment through the ACH network.

  • The agency submits a direct deposit payment transaction to the Comptroller’s office through one of the statewide financial systems.
  • If the payment successfully processes, the Comptroller’s office transmits it to the state’s Originating Depository Financial Institution (ODFI) through the ACH network.
  • The ODFI transmits the payment to the Federal Reserve Bank, the main ACH processor.
  • The Federal Reserve Bank uses the routing number to send the payment to the Receiving Depository Financial Institution (RDFI).
  • The RDFI credits the payee’s account by:
    • The opening of business on the settlement date when the RDFI receives the credit by 5 p.m. on the day before the settlement date.
    • Midnight of the settlement date when the RDFI receives the credit after 5 p.m. the day before the settlement date.

For more information, see ACH Network: How it Works.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Questions? Contact statewide.accounting@cpa.texas.gov
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