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This notice announces that all persons making payment to the agency, by any type of check and for any amount, should include the requisite TIN, either the social security account number or employer identification number, on the face of the submitted checks. Submission of TIN data in this manner will facilitate payment processing using Paper Check Conversion Over the Counter [PCC OTC] software. PCC OTC has been used by CBP since 2006 to scan checks submitted for the payment of customs charges. The scanned images are maintained in a database by Financial Management Services, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and a legally sufficient substitute image of the check is transmitted through the banking network for payment. Inclusion of TIN on the face of all checks submitted to CBP will ensure that this data is collected and processed in a uniform and secure manner.