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Direct Deposit Processing
Direct Deposit Forms

The Comptroller’s office provides an authorization form for agency use if desired. The payee completes and signs the Direct Deposit Authorization form (74-176) (login required) PDF to:

  • Be set up for direct deposit
  • Make changes to direct deposit information
  • Cancel direct deposit

When payees click on the form:

  • A drop-down menu appears to select the paying agency
  • A second dialog box asks whether the payee is a state employee

The Please return your completed form to: box at the bottom is automatically populated with the address for the paying agency or instructions to state employees to return the form to their employing agency.

Note: Payees can download forms from the Comptroller’s Texas Direct Deposit website at:

Approval Required for Alternative Methods

Agencies may prefer to create their own direct deposit authorization methods, which may include online applications as well as custom forms. The alternative methods must:

  • Include without alteration the language used in these sections of the Comptroller’s office form:
    • International Payments Verification (Section 5)
    • Authorization for Setup, Changes or Cancellation (Section 6)
  • Match any updates made to the Comptroller’s office form

Alternative methods must be submitted for approval to Payment Services before being implemented to ensure compliance with NACHA rules.

  • Submit screen prints from an online application
  • Email or fax the documentation with the subject Direct Deposit Authorization

Authorization Form Retention

The custodial agency is required to retain the original or a scanned copy of the current direct deposit authorization for each payee, as well as the ACH (Direct Deposit) Payment Destination Confirmation form (74-227) (login required) PDF (if completed).

In accordance with NACHA rules, form retention is two years from the termination or revocation of the authorization.

Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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