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Payee Inquiry Screens
Payee Master Information (PYMAST)

The Payee Master Information (PYMAST) screen displays master level information for a payee, such as the payee number, TIN status, hold status and ownership type.

PYMAST automatically calculates the check digit for a TIN.

Access

The PYMAST screen may be accessed either through the INQMEN Menu or a Line 1 entry.

Note: Inquiry by mail code is not applicable for PYMAST.

Steps:

  1. Follow the instructions for the INQMEN Menu

    –OR–

    Enter PYMAST.(10- or 11-digit TIN) on Line 1 and press Enter.

    If the TIN is… Then enter… Notes
    EIN-based,
    • 1 + nine-digit EIN or
    • 1 + nine-digit EIN + check digit
    TINS calculates the check digit when a 10-digit TIN is entered.
    Comptroller-assigned, 11-digit TIN that begins with 3  
    A 7 TIN for payees who provide an SSN or ITIN,
    • 11-digit TIN that begins with 7

      OR

    • 2 + nine-digit SSN or ITIN or
    • 2 + nine-digit SSN or ITIN + check digit

    Note: When entering a 2-based TIN that is on file, the inquiry results display the assigned 11-digit 7 TIN.

Screen Example (Sole Owner)

   PYMAST.7XXXXXXXXXX                                         MM/DD/YY 
                         
                        PAYEE MASTER LEVEL INQUIRY

   PAYEE NUMBER: 7XXXXXXXXXX     TAXPAYER NUMBER:
     TIN STATUS: ACTIVE              HOLD STATUS:  ON HOLD
 OWNERSHIP TYPE: SOLE OWNER              IAT IND:  Y


SOLE OWNER’S NAME: FIRST MI LAST NAME
              SSN: XXXXX1234


PARTNERS’ SSN/ITIN/EIN        PARTNERS’ NAMES




TEXAS CHARTER NUMBER:
                                                     
PF3=QUIT, PF4=MENU                                                 
                                 

Screen Example (Partnership)

PYMAST.1XXXXXXXXX5                                         MM/DD/YY 
                         
                        PAYEE MASTER LEVEL INQUIRY

   PAYEE NUMBER: 1XXXXXXXXX5     TAXPAYER NUMBER: 1XXXXXXXXX5
     TIN STATUS: ACTIVE              HOLD STATUS:
OWNERSHIP TYPE: PARTNERSHIP              IAT IND:


 SOLE OWNER’S NAME:


PARTNERS’ SSN/ITIN/EIN        PARTNERS’ NAMES
       SSN: XXXXX1234         PARTNER 1 FIRST MI LAST NAME
       EIN: 1XXXXXXXXX8       PARTNER 2 NAME


TEXAS CHARTER NUMBER:
                                                            
PF3=QUIT, PF4=MENU                                                   
                                              

Screen Field Descriptions

PAYEE NUMBER
Displays the 11-digit TIN.

TAXPAYER NUMBER
Displays the Comptroller’s 11-digit taxpayer number assigned for reporting of state taxes. This field is blank if the payee does not have a Comptroller taxpayer number.

TIN STATUS
Displays the status of the TIN.

Status Description
Active The TIN can be used for payment, with mail codes that have a status of A (Active).
Inactive The TIN cannot be used for payment, and all mail codes have a status of I (Inactive).

HOLD STATUS
Displays the message On Hold if the TIN is on hold for a state debt. This field is blank if the TIN is not on hold.

OWNERSHIP TYPE
Displays the Ownership Type.

IAT IND
Displays the International ACH Transaction (IAT) indicator. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requires that all payments transmitted outside the U.S. be identified and monitored. The indicator ensures due diligence with OFAC compliance.

The indicator will be Y (Yes) if the payee indicates 100 percent of state direct deposit payments are destined to be transferred outside the U.S.; otherwise the field will be blank.

SOLE OWNER’S NAME
Displays the name of the sole owner when the OWNERSHIP TYPE is S.

SOLE OWNER’S SSN/ITIN
Displays the sole owner’s nine-digit SSN or ITIN in the masked format (XXXXX1234) when the OWNERSHIP TYPE is S.

Note: This field indicates whether the number provided is an SSN or ITIN.

PARTNERS’ SSN/ITIN/EIN
Displays the SSN, ITIN or EIN of the two partners required for the setup of a partnership when the OWNERSHIP TYPE is P.

Note: This field indicates whether the number provided is an SSN, ITIN or EIN.

PARTNERS’ NAMES
Displays the partner name for the SSN, ITIN or EIN when the OWNERSHIP TYPE is P.

TEXAS CHARTER NUMBER
Displays the 10-digit charter number assigned by the Texas Secretary of State (preceding zeros are suppressed). Displays only if the OWNERSHIP TYPE is one of the following:

  • Texas Corporation (T)
  • Professional Corporation (C)
  • Professional Association (A)
  • Texas Limited Partnership (L)

DIRECTION MESSAGE KEYS
Displays page direction and program function keys. See Direction Message Keys for descriptions.

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