The federal government prefers to use GSA SmartPay® solutions to pay merchants.
Merchants, please note that:
- If a merchant currently accepts Visa, Mastercard, Voyager and/or Wright Express (WEX), they are already set up to accept GSA SmartPay cards/accounts.
- If a merchant does not currently accept charge cards, they may consider contacting their financial institution to discuss accepting charge cards.
- The transaction fees negotiated with the bank to accept cards from the private sector will also apply to government purchases.
For more information on how to recognize GSA SmartPay card/account types and business lines, please view the SmartTax Merchant Guide [PDF, 4 pages].