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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:

When payees click on the form:

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:

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

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.