Finance Division

Disbursements

PAYMENTS TO THIRD PARTY

On occasion, individuals who receive an honorarium or payment for services, ask that their payment be made to another vendor in the individual’s name. An example would be that a speaker comes to Clemson and instead of taking the honorarium, ask that the check be made payable to a charity in the individual’s name. 

Due to Internal Revenue Service regulations, Clemson University is not allowed to make payments to a third party. This action would put the university in a third party relationship with this donation and the individual who performed the services initially. Therefore, Clemson University will not make payments to third parties. Payments will be processed to the individual performing the services for Clemson and that individual may then donate the funds as they see fit.