The USC department with which you are doing business will issue a payment request to generate payment to you. USC’s standard payment terms for DV Suppliers are Net 1 (next-day payment from payment request processing completion).
To receive payment on a purchase order, submit an invoice that includes:
- Purchase order number
- Itemized order details
- Supplier name
- Date of invoice
- Remit address
- Percent of services performed in California
Note: To comply with the state of California’s 7% income tax withholding requirement, the invoice should indicate the percentage of services performed within California and/or outside California. If not indicated on the invoice, Payment Services will assume 100% of services were performed in California and apply withholding accordingly.
To avoid delays, submit invoices directly to Payment Services via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to:
USC Accounts Payable
P.O. Box 77967
Los Angeles, CA 90007
USC’s standard payment terms are Net 30 for businesses (30 days from invoice date) and Net 1 for independent contractors (next-day payment from invoice processing completion). Custom payment terms may be negotiated with Procurement Services.
For suppliers requiring reimbursement of expenses, the following rates apply:
- Personal Vehicle Mileage Limit (2017): $0.535/mile (no receipt required)
USC strongly encourages all suppliers to opt for payment via direct deposit. You can set up or change direct deposit payments by updating your business profile in the USC Supplier Portal. Refer to the appropriate supplier guide for instructions on how to set your profile up for direct deposit.
USC can only pay suppliers via direct deposit if they have a U.S. bank account. Non-U.S. suppliers that do not have a U.S. bank account will be paid via check or Procurement Card unless other arrangements have been specified with the USC department (see Payment in Non-U.S. Funds below).
The preferred forms of payment for non-U.S. suppliers are check or Procurement Card. Please note that wire transfers will only be used when other payment methods are not possible. USC departments are responsible for coordinating and requesting payment of non-U.S. suppliers via wire transfer when necessary.
Contact the Business Services Solution Center at email@example.com for payment assistance.