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Smart Bulletin No. 024
GSA SmartPay2–Rewards Program Policy and Guidance
Summary: Many on-line merchants have implemented incentive programs such as such as “rewards points/dollars” to further attract additional business. Questions often arise regarding the appropriateness and proper disposition of incentives received under these programs. Purchase card A/OPCs need to ensure purchase cardholders within their purview are aware that they may only participate in merchant reward/loyalty programs if agency policy permits.

Issue Archive

Name Format Size Publish Date
Smart Bulletin No. 024
GSA SmartPay2–Rewards Program Policy and Guidance
PDF 23K 08/13/2015
Smart Bulletin No. 023
GSA SmartPay2 – Third Party Payment Processors
PDF 15K 02/10/2015
Smart Bulletin No. 022
GSA SmartPay2 –Charge Card Manager Certification (CCMC) Program
PDF 26K 06/27/2014
Smart Bulletin No. 021
Attachment – Compliance Summary Matrix
OMB Memorandum M-13-21 9/09/13 and Charge Card Compliance Summary
PDF 48K 09/09/2013
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 20
What You Need to Know About State Taxes
PDF 33K 05/13/2013
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 19 Tax Exemption Procedures
PDF 28K 04/29/2013
GSA Smart Bulletin No.18
Visa’s Government and Higher Education Payment Program – Updates/Changes
PDF 21.4K 02/06/2013
GSA Smart Bulletin No.17
Brands (VISA/MasterCard) to Permit Merchant Surcharges
PDF  14.74K 01/17/2013
GSA Smart Bulletin No.16
General Excise Taxation of Sales of Tangible Personal Property in Hawaii
PDF  16K 08/24/2011
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 015
GSA SmartPay2 - Going Green
PDF 136K 07/06/2011
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 014
Non-Department of Defense (DOD) Organization Option to Use Travel Card for Local Travel 
Local Travel Management Plan
PDF 15.5K 11/03/2010
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 013
Housing Assistance Tax Act of 2008 Final Regulations
PDF 15.44K 9/14/2010
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 012
Executive Branch Agency Reduction in Convenience Check Usage
PDF  16K 8/17/2010
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 011
Federal Strategic Sourcing Initiatives (FSSI) Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs)
FSSI Vendor Information
PDF  30.5K 07/27/2010
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 010
Tax exemption for the Travel Card
Tax Exemption Quick View
 PDF  28k 5/04/2010
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 009
Use of the Purchase and Travel Charge Cards
Note: The local travel portion of Smart Bulletin No. 009 has been superseded by Smart Bulletin No. 014
PDF 32k 5/20/2009
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 008
Interchange Rates for Agencies Accepting GSA SmartPay® 2 Charge Cards
PDF 15k 4/16/2009
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 007
Foreign Currency Conversion
PDF 40k 4/3/2009
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 006
Record Retention
PDF 47k 11/30/2008
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 005
Dispute Processes Under the GSA SmartPay 2 Master Contract
PDF 19k 10/31/2008
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 004
Prohibition of Signing Bonuses and Lump Sum Incentives
PDF 25k 7/24/2007
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 003
Phone Fraud Scams
PDF 26k 3/9/2007
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 002
Micro-Purchase Limit Increase
PDF 95k 1/18/2007
GSA Smart Bulletin No. 001
The GSA SmartPay® program's Smart Bulletin.
PDF 68k 1/18/2007


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