Finance (Aug 2012 News)
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Hotel/motel occupancy tax waiver
Did you know that employees traveling overnight in California on official State business
are sometimes exempt from paying hotel/motel transient occupancy taxes? Taking advantage
of this exemption is a great way to reduce travel costs, saving money for the University.
To receive the exemption, provide the hotel or motel with a completed Hotel/Motel Transient Occupancy Tax Waiver form, along with a University issued SJSU ID Card, a University GoCard or American Express
Government Card when you check in. Many hotel and motel chains have their own form
and some establishments do not grant the tax waiver, so please check with the individual
The Hotel/Motel Transient Occupancy Tax Waiver can be found on the Accounts Payable website. For additional information about traveling on official University Business, please see the SJSU Travel Guide.
New for Students! Pay for Textbooks through Student Accounts
The Bursar’s Office has partnered with Spartan Shops to offer students the option
to purchase textbooks and supplies at the Spartan Bookstore and online and have those
charges posted directly to their student account.
This new service will be available beginning Monday, August 6, and will be offered for the Fall and Spring semesters. Students will be able to purchase items through Tuesday, September 18, for the Fall 2012 semester. This service allows up to $900 in purchases per semester and will be available to all registered students, except Open University and transitory students. For details, please visit the Bursar’s Office.