Destination must be more than fifty (50) miles from main campus or residence to qualify for lodging expenses. Employees traveling within the state on official business are exempt from paying county or
municipal excise tax on lodging. Travelers are required to submit a copy of the hotel tax-exemption form when they register at the hotel. The state of Georgia Certificate of Exemption of Local Hotel/Motel Excise Tax form has been updated on the SAO website to assist travelers in gaining compliance
with this law. All lodging claims must be documented by receipts. Receipts submitted must be a hotel receipt with a zero (-0-) balance that includes room costs, mandatory parking and taxes only. This includes GHC pre-paid lodging. Express checkout will not provide the proper receipt.
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