Electronic Value Transfer Services

If you are a state agency or a non-state agency you can accept online credit card payments through OGS Procurement Services' Electronic Value Transfer (EVT) Program.  With this program you can collect fines, fees, rates, charges, taxes, interest, and penalties online.  Examples of existing EVT programs include:

For questions related to this program, please email PS_SW_EVTA@ogs.ny.gov

Using EVT Contracts

To use the EVT contracts you must complete an application (form and instructions) for each payment program regardless of the vendor you want to use.  Each application is reviewed by OGS Procurement Services and is sent to the Division of the Budget for approval.  Once approved, you can choose one or both contracts for processing your online credit card transactions: Key Merchant Services and American Express. 

After your EVT program is running, you must comply with Payment Card Industry (PCI) regulations because you are considered a merchant by the federal government who processes credit cards.  Be sure to take the time to understand the requirements and complete the PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire.

Helpful Links

American Express

Authorized User Guide (PDF)

Chargeback Best Practices (PDF)

Fraud Prevent Tips (PDF)

How to Become an EVT User Guide (PDF)

Key Merchant Services