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Important Information About Your Account

Do you use a Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number to access your state payment information? The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has assigned you a random 11-digit number that begins with 7 to protect your personal information.

  • Every time you log in with your Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, the Search State Payments Issued application will display the “Confirm Texas Identification Number” screen to provide your randomly assigned 7 number.
  • The state agency you do business with can also provide your randomly assigned 7 number.
  • You are strongly encouraged to use your randomly assigned 7 number in this application and other business with the state.

Select Number Type

To set up access and every time you log in, you need to select the type of identification number you plan to enter:

  • Texas Identification Number (TIN) – An 11-digit number used to track and process payments made to state payees.

    If you receive state payments under your … Then your TIN begins with …
    Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, 7
    Employee Identification Number, 1
    Comptroller-assigned number (for foreign entities or other special circumstances), 3
  • Employee Identification Number (EIN) – A nine-digit number also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify a business.

    Note: If your business receives payments from the state under an EIN or EIN-based TIN, you will not be able to access payment details with your personal Social Security or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number.
  • Social Security Number (SSN) – A nine-digit number issued to an individual by the Social Security Administration. Sole owner businesses and individual recipients receive payments under an SSN.
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) – A nine-digit number issued by the IRS to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but are not eligible to obtain an SSN.

Enter Number (TIN, EIN, SSN or ITIN)

Enter the number without spaces or dashes and choose “Continue.”

  • More than one person can log in and access payment information for the same TIN, EIN, SSN or ITIN. Each person must have a unique User ID and password and provide proper authentication.
  • Although you can continue to enter your SSN or ITIN to access your account, you are strongly encouraged to use your randomly assigned 7 number in this application and other business with the state.

Authentication Required

Because payment data may be confidential, the Comptroller’s office requires authentication of your access to the payment account when you:

  • Log in to Search State Payments Issued for the first time
  • Log in as a returning user after March 3, 2014, using your SSN or ITIN (first time only)

To use the application you must:

  • Enter either:
    • Your direct deposit account number for state payments (not the nine-digit routing number) or
    • An uncashed warrant number (from a check issued by the state)
  • Accept the Terms of Use

If you have questions about this screen, please email tins.mail@cpa.texas.gov or call 512-936-8138.