Finance

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 hotel.

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.

Student Account
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.