Common payroll authorization forms employees are required to complete include a W-4 federal form to determine tax withholding and number of dependents, a direct deposit authorization form and a company-specific information sheet, explains the University of Connecticut's Human Resources Department. This information is required to process payments and tax information.
Direct deposit authorization forms allow the employer to send funds electronically to an employee's bank account, according to the University of Connecticut's Human Resources Department. Employees have the option to divide payments between multiple accounts such as a checking or savings account. The form requests the routing number of the bank and the employee's account number to process payments.