Gifts

Gifts, awards, and prizes must be purchased on 5xxxxx accounts.

Information needed for these purchases

Any gift, award, or prize of any kind, no matter what:

  • The name of the recipient

If the recipient is an employee or a student:

  • Name
  • UIN

If the recipient is not an employee and the gift costs $600 or more:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • W-9 form

 

Something to Consider

When you use TAMU funds to give a TAMU employee a gift that costs more than $100 or a gift certificate of any amount, the employee pays income tax on the value of the gift. Before giving a gift, you may want to consider whether the employee will like it enough to want to pay taxes on it.