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Direct Deposit: Bank On It
Resources for State Agencies

Start saving money!
Top 3 most-effective ways to get your vendors on direct deposit:

  1. Include the Direct Deposit Authorization form (74-176) PDF in your new vendor packets.
  2. Enter your direct deposit agency contact information in the interactive Direct Deposit flyer and email (or print and mail) the Direct Deposit flyers directly to your vendors.
  3. Place your customized Direct Deposit flyer and links to the Direct Deposit Authorization form (74-176)  PDF on your agencies website.

Did your agency make the grade?

Right now, direct deposit is an important priority for the state of Texas. Why? Because it saves the state a lot of money. How is your agency doing with direct deposit participation? Find out by checking your Agency Direct Deposit Percentage. It lets you know the percentage of payments you submit via direct deposit.

Ensure Cities and Counties Are Paid by Direct Deposit

Texas Government Code 403.016 (c) (2) states that governmental entities are required to receive recurring state payments by direct deposit. State agencies should pay other governmental entities by direct deposit unless there are special circumstances that require a warrant.

The Comptroller’s office is helping Texas cities and counties set up direct deposit instructions on all their mail codes. This ongoing project includes cleaning up existing mail codes.

If you must set up a new mail code for a city or county, please be sure to include direct deposit instructions. Do not establish unnecessary mail codes. If you have questions, contact Payment Services at (512) 936-8138 or

Policies and Procedures

Processing Direct Deposit

Promoting Direct Deposit

Finding Payment Information


Next 15 Days

April 25, 2014

Direct Deposit Deadline Paid 05/01/14

May 1, 2014

22 Work Days –
176 Work Hours

May 6, 2014

Payroll Due Date Paid 05/15/14

Future Dates

Payroll Due Dates and Direct Deposit Schedules

Training Classes

Fiscal Management classes are available through Training Center. See upcoming classes available on Payment Services.

Focus Group


Call (512) 936-8138 for help or submit changes, corrections and questions about direct deposit to

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