XII. Expenditures

Guide to Financial Operations

XII.8.C Payment Intercepts

XII. Expenditures
Guide to Financial Operations


Under certain circumstances allowed by law and when requested by the Business Unit, the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) has the ability to offset payments received from the Business Unit and offset a portion of that payment to another entity.

This section provides Business Units with guidance on how to request OSC to intercept a payment from a Business Unit and divert it to another entity.

Process and Document Preparation:

After the Business Unit makes a determination that funds scheduled to be paid to one entity must be diverted, in whole or in part, to another entity, the Business Unit must send a letter to:

Office of the State Comptroller
Director, Bureau of State Expenditures
110 State Street, 10th Floor
Albany, NY 12236

The Business Unit must include the following information in its letter:

  • The original entity to be paid
  • The entity in which to divert funds to
  • A proper justification
  • A contact person at the agency within the Business Unit
  • Any other information applicable

Subsequent to OSC’s review, OSC will provide notification of its determination to the contact person identified by the Business Unit, as well as instruction on how to proceed.

If you have questions regarding payment diversions, please contact the Bureau of State Expenditures’ Customer Service Help Desk at (518) 474-4868, or by email addressed to [email protected].

Guide to Financial Operations

REV. 03/19/2012