Petty Cash

Disbursements of Petty Cash:

With petty cash, an employee may be reimbursed for the purchase of materials and supplies needed in conjunction with University business when a procurement card or ID cannot be used, provided such expenditures are receipted and approved by the dean, director, department chairperson or sponsored project director.

  • Purchases will be made in the name of Syracuse University and no New York State sales tax will be paid.
  • A New York State sales tax exemption certificate to be used when making petty cash purchases.  The certificate may be obtained from the Purchasing Office.
  • Petty cash is not to be used for payment of services.
  • Under no circumstances should the petty cash custodian use personal funds to replenish the petty cash fund.