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For a seamless experience, OneCause is excited to offer a streamlined and integrated Third Party Merchant Processor Application included in the Services Order Form.   This is in "Step 5" of the OneCause application.

The single application allows clients to enter key information only once, avoiding the redundancy found in two separate applications in the past.  

Below we will walk you through the information needed to establish a payment processing account.  This information is consistent with industry standard required data for merchant card processing account setup, and aligned with government regulations, such as the Patriot Act, which require key personally identifiable information for bank accounts.  If additional assistance is required, please contact First American Payments Customer Service at 844-876-4065 or


Enter: What's this and why required?
Legal Business Name Please provide the exact Legal Name of the organization which was registered with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when applying for your not-for-profit status. 
Business DBA Name (If Applicable) A “DBA” (Doing Business As) name is the operating name of the organization, as opposed to the Legal Business Name.  This name will appear on your customers/donors credit card statement. 
Federal Tax ID A Federal Tax Identification Number (FTIN) is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to business entities for the purposes of identification. If you do not know your Federal Tax Identification Number it can be found on your annual tax return filing for your organization. 
Business Billing Address

Please provide the business billing address for the organization applying for the merchant account.

Physical Address

Please provide the address at which your organization operates. P.O. Boxes are not considered physical addresses.

Business Phone

Please provide the 10-digit phone number associated with the business.   

Business Email

Please provide the email address associated with the business.  


Please provide the website associated with the business.  

High Monthly Volume

This field identifies the expected monthly credit card volume your organization expects to process for your event or in a month.

High Ticket

Please provide the highest credit card sale that your organization expects to process.



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Legal First Name Please provide your first name as listed on your Government ID (this can be found on your Driver’s License, ID-Card and/or Passport).
Legal Full Middle Name

Please provide your middle name as listed on your Government ID (this can be found on your Driver’s License, ID-Card and/or Passport).  Please enter “None” should you not have a middle name.

Legal Last Name

Please provide your last name as listed on your Government ID (this can be found on your Driver’s License, ID-Card and/or Passport).

Date of Birth Pease enter your Date of Birth in “MM/DD/YYYY” format.  For example, if your birthday is May 30th, 1980 enter 05/03/1980.
Personal Street Address

Please provide your current physical home address.


Please provide the name of the City where you currently reside.


Please select the state where you currently reside.

Zip Code

Please provide the 5 digit Zip Code associated with your home address.



The information requested in this section will be utilized to ACH deposits for your credit card sales.

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Bank Acct Number Please provide the bank account number (usually 10-12 digits) associated with the business.  The account number is usually the second set of numbers printed on the bottom of the check, just to the right of the bank routing number.  You may also find your account number on your monthly bank statement.
Confirm Bank Acct Number

For Quality Assurance purposes please provide your Bank Account Number a second time.

Bank Routing Number Please provide the bank routing number associated with the bank account number that was previously provided.  A bank routing number (RTN) is a 9-digit code that’s based on the U.S. bank location where the account was opened.  It is typically the first set of numbers printed on the bottom left side of the check. 


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