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Direct Deposit Payments (Electronic Funds Transfer)

Direct deposit payments, also known as electronic funds transfers, are the Government of Ontario's primary payment method. Direct deposit payments provide quick service to recipients and a high degree of security at a low cost to taxpayers.

Moving to direct deposit payments eliminates potential delays from mail delivery, time and costs associated with cheque deposits, and the risk of lost or stolen cheques.

Direct deposit payment recipients receive email notifications for each direct deposit payment. We recommend that you use a secure, generic email address that will not be affected by any staff changes in your organization.

You can register your business with us before submitting your first invoice so we can arrange for you to receive direct deposit payments and email notifications.

Please complete the following application form to pre-register your business or to switch to direct deposit payments:

And mail it to:

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services
Ontario Shared Services (OSS)
Central Control Unit
77 Wellesley Street West, Box 700
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3

For assistance, please call the OSS Contact Centre at 416-212-2345 or toll-free at 1-866-320-1756.

If you still have questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.