Currently, when a traveller goes TDY, they have an option to file a lodging tax exempt form. Many people do not file these forms resulting in an additional cost to the Agency of 11-13% in hotel tax. By having DTS automatically check if the hotel accepts tax exempt forms and forcing the employee to file these forms (or automating the system so these forms are filed on behalf of the traveller without the traveller having to do it), would result in an immediate savings of 11-13%. Multiply that by the total number of DoD travellers and a significant savings to the tax payer can be realized.
Idea No. 17045