Travel CardEach agency contracts with a commercial provider for government travel accounts using the GSA SmartPay master contracts. When traveling for the government, use of a government travel account is mandatory, unless an exemption has been granted. The travel account contain identifiers to obtain negotiated government discounts for airfare and tax exemption in some states.

This section contains information for the account holder on getting started, the benefits of using a government travel account, signing up and receiving your account, planning and taking your trip, billing/ payment and account holder responsibilities.

The GSA SmartPay® program provides charge cards to agencies/departments throughout the U.S. government, as well as tribal governments, through master contracts that are negotiated with major national banks.

SmartPay® Charge Cards are for Official U.S. Government usage only.


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