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A lockbox is a collection and processing service provided by a financial agent that accelerates the flow of funds to the Treasury's General Account (TGA) and processes associated data. This service includes collecting the agency's mail from a specified post office box; opening envelopes, extracting, sorting, and batching the envelope contents; scanning and capturing required data from payment instruments and remittance documents; balancing and totaling batches; recording the payments; processing the items; making the deposit; and providing collected information to agencies.