708.2 - Procedure for Paying an Independent Contractor


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Finance Procedure 708.2 - Procedure for Paying an Independent Contractor



The purpose of this document is to describe the procedure on paying an Independent Contractor.

Scope of Applicability

This policy applies to all departments at UNC-Chapel Hill that would like to pay Independent Contractors.


Payments to Independent Contractors (IC) are created online in the same manner one creates a campus voucher to a vendor.

Forms and Instructions

Finance Form 708.1.1f - Employee-Independent Contractor Determination Checklist

  1. Acquire pre-approval from Accounts Payable per Finance Procedure 708.1 - Procedure on Independent Contractor Predetermination Process.
  2. Receive invoice from Independent Contractor for services rendered.
  3. Create an IC payment via the Independent Contractor workflow in ConnectCarolina.
  4. For voucher approval purposes, please be sure to attach IC checklist, IC approval, and invoice. Please do not attach W9, background check, or any other supplemental documentation.
  5. Documents will be processed on a first in, first out basis.

Detailed instructions can be found on the ConnectCarolina User website under making payments. A video is also available to review training.



Related Requirements

University Policies, Standards, and Procedures

Contact Information

Primary Contacts
Subject Contact Telephone Fax Email
Independent Contractor Review and Determination Accounts Payable and Vendor Services 919-962-0747 919-962-2356 accountspayable@unc.edu
Independent Contractor Background Check Results Office of Human Resources     ICRequest@unc.edu
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