Asset Forfeiture Program
E-Share Program - Frequently Asked Questions
ACH Vendor/Miscellaneous Payment Enrollment Form
Q: Why should my
agency complete the form?
A: Completing the ACH form USM-391 is a requirement to receive equitable
sharing disbursements and will allow your agency to receive funds in a
timely manner should it be entitled to a share of asset forfeiture
Q: My agency already receives electronic funds
transfers from the U.S. Marshals Service. Why do I need to complete this
A: This form is specifically for the receipt of equitable sharing
payments for agencies participating in DOJ Asset Forfeiture cases. Other
payments will be made through the USMS EFT program. Equitable Sharing
Payments are followed with email notification that fully identifies the
Q: How do I get an ACH form?
A: You can get the ACH form USM-391 here, from the "Forms" link on this
website, or you may contact the helpdesk.
Q: Who should
complete the form?
A: Your agency head or their designee should complete the form.
Q: Who should sign
A: The head of your agency or someone at the financial institution
should sign the form as the authorized official who is attesting that
the data on the form is accurate and complete.
Q: Who is the ACH
Coordinator? Can it be someone at my agency or does it have to be
someone from the financial institution?
A: The ACH Coordinator is the person at your agency’s financial
institution that coordinates ACH transfers. If you do not have the
financial institution’s ACH Coordinator’s name, you may leave this item
Q: What is the Taxpayer ID number?
A: The Taxpayer ID number or TIN is the federal identification number
assigned to your agency by the IRS.
Q: Why do I need to
supply an email address?
A: You must supply an email address in order to receive notification
that an EFT payment was made to your agency.
Q: Who should receive the email notification?
A: The email notification should go to the financial contact person
tracking payments for your agency. It should be an email address that is
Q: What happens if my contact person leaves?
A: If your contact person leaves, you will need to contact the E-Share
helpdesk to submit a new Point of Contact email address so your office
continues to receive email notification of sharing payments.
Q: What information does the email notification
A: The email notification includes the case number, asset (e.g.,
vehicle, real estate), amount of funds distributed, % of share, and a
USMS district contact person, phone number, and email address.
Q: When will I receive notification that an EFT
payment was made to my agency?
A: You will receive notification 5-7 business days after an EFT payment
Q : Why do you need a special banking account
to participate in Equitable Sharing?
A: Appendix C of A Guide to Equitable Sharing of Federally Forfeited
Property for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies requires that each
state and local law enforcement agency, “Establish a separate revenue
account through your Department of Finance for the proceeds from the
disposition of federal sharing proceeds. This account will be solely for
the use of federal sharing proceeds.”
Q: Where do I send
my completed form?
A: You should submit your completed ACH form USM-391 to the E-Share fax
at 202-307-8517, or via email to the helpdesk.
Q: Can I submit my
A: We are in the process of enabling electronic submission of ACH forms
through this website.
Q: How do I update
my banking information?
A: Resubmit ACH form USM-391 to AFO at 202-307-8517. Please note on the
fax that you are updating existing information.
Q: How do I update
my point of contact information?
A: Names, addresses, email, fax and phone number updates can be
submitted through the E-Share helpdesk. Please refer to the "Contact Us"
Q: Why is Booth
Management Consulting contacting me to collect data for the U.S.
A: Booth Management Consulting is a company contracted by AFO to aid in
the collection of ACH information.