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Below is a list of forms commonly used for financial applications. While not exhaustive, we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for. If you see something’s missing, let us know!

Cash Inflow, Credit Vouchers and Gifts

  • For gifts to HLS, please go through the HLS Development Office. Here are the instructions on how to do so.
  • Credit Voucher Form – Cash and checks must be recorded on the Credit Voucher with the correct coding strings and must be typed. Please submit one CV form per type of note (i.e., one CV for US checks, one CV for cash, one for Canadian bank notes, etc.).

Incoming Wire Transfer Information

  • Wire Instructions for University Wire Account – Please contact Susanne Rossini in the Office of Treasury Management before giving this information to vendors. It is to be used when vendors want to send wire transfers instead of a check or money order.

Invoices & Payment Requests

  • Foreign Wire Transfer Form – This form is used to wire payment to a vendor in a foreign currency and needs to be attached to the payment request. Please note that a foreign currency wire transfer can be submitted in any dollar amount. We have included a job aid to help with processing both foreign and USD wires.
  • Wire Transfer Form – This form is used to wire a USD payment to a vendor. Please enclose this form with the payment request and note that the minimum dollar amount for US wires is $1000+. We have attached a job aid here for help with processing both foreign and USD wires.


  • The support for our student workforce is through our HLS Human Resources Department. Student workers have the dedicated support of  a Human Resource Generalist who can assist in the hiring and student onboarding process and answer any questions and concerns related to employment at the Law School. Learn more about the HLS student hiring process.
  • FormStack Funding Change Request Form – Please complete then submit this form when you need to request a personnel funding change for either roster or contingent employees.  Roster is object 6050 (Exempt) or 6070 (Non Exempt).  Contingent is all other salaries and wages. Be sure to list all of the funding sources required for the employee and that the distribution percentages total 100%.

Reimbursements, Corporate Cards and Purchasing Cards

Tax Information

The University, as a nonprofit educational institution, is exempt from Massachusetts sales and use tax, sales and use tax in many other states and from federal excise tax. Since sales taxes are generally imposed only when goods are bought and consumed in the same state, sales tax does not apply when goods are ordered from an out-of-state organization and shipped to Harvard. There are vendors who make it difficult or impossible to avoid paying sales or meals tax, but it is the obligation of those spending Harvard’s funds to do their best to avoid paying tax or to have them refunded when they are charged. Please see the full University policy.