Electronic Funds Transfer – Effective January 1, 2008, all vendors receiving disbursement document payments of $50,000 or more should be paid electronically. Effective June 1, 2008, the amount was lowered to payments of $25,000 or more. Effective December 1, 2010, vendors receiving multiple payments a year are required to sign up for direct deposit (ACH Payments).
This ACH requirement does not include warrants for tax refunds, welfare benefits, legal settlements, or claims against the State of Nebraska or State entities; however, agencies are encouraged to pay by ACH whenever possible. Agencies that have existing contracts in place or are negotiating contracts for your agency should include language that allows the State to require entities to receive payments from the State of Nebraska electronically through ACH.
The State of Nebraska Substitute Form W-9 & ACH Enrollment Form that all vendors are required to complete can be viewed and printed at the following website:
Agencies may contact NST.TMSTAFF@nebraska.gov to request exceptions to this policy. Exceptions being granted are for payments going to entities that maintain bank accounts outside the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and Federal Government payments. Other exception requests will be handled case by case.