Electronic Funds Transfer

The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA) requires that Federal agencies pay recipients by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). The objective of the EFT legislation is to take advantage of the improved convenience, reduced cost, and increased security of delivering payments electronically. On September 25, 1998, the U.S. Treasury issued a final rule to implement the requirements of the DCIA.

In compliance with this requirement, the U.S. House of Representatives (House) pays vendors through the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network. Payments are now deposited directly into the specified checking or savings account. Receiving payments electronically improves cash flow and eliminates the potential for lost or stolen checks.

To assist us in processing your company's payments, please complete the Substitute W-9 and ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form. We have completed the House information in Section I. Please complete the Payee/Company Information, W-9 information to comply with IRS reporting requirements and Financial Institution Information in Sections II and III. Sign and date the form as indicated in Section IV.

Any subsequent changes to your financial institution information must be reported immediately to the House's CAO Office of Accounting.

The form may be

  • faxed to 202-225-6914,
  • emailed to VendorEFT@mail.house.gov, or
  • mailed to:

    U.S. House of Representatives
    CAO Office of Accounting
    Room 334A Ford House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the CAO Office of Accounting's EFT Help Line at (202) 226-2277.

Thanks for your cooperation in this matter. Your prompt response will ensure an efficient transition to the EFT of your payments.