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Electronic Transfer Account


Regulations and Guidance

Program Implementation Guide for ETASM Providers PDF document
This document highlights important information needed by providers as they begin offering ETAs.

Use the guide as a reference document to find out about a provider's responsibilities to the ETA Program and to its ETA customers.

The guide also contains provider instructions for obtaining compensation of the one-time payment (set-up fee) for each ETA established.

ETA Final Notice

On September 25, 1998, Treasury issued 31 CFR Part 208, which provides, in part, that any individual who receives a Federal benefit, wage, salary, or retirement payment shall be eligible to open an account called an ETA at any federally insured financial institution that chooses to offer ETAs.

On November 23, 1998, Treasury published a notice describing proposed terms, conditions, and attributes of the ETA for comment in the Federal Register.

Based on the comments received, Treasury has developed a listing of required attributes and optional features for the ETA, which are the subject of this notice.

The Financial Agency Agreement that Treasury enters with each financial institution that elects to offer ETAs is an appendix to this notice.

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