What is not a valid receipt?
• Hotel bills. A final bill provided by hotels as part of an express checkout that shows the amount due is not a valid receipt because it does not show that the bill was paid. A valid receipt must show the lodging facility name, specific dates of lodging, the unit price, any additional charges (e.g. hotel taxes, city taxes), and total amount actually paid. Travelers can get an invoice when they check out of the lodging facility, or may have it sent to them later. • Rental car contracts. A contract for rental car services signed when renting a car is not a valid receipt because it only shows estimated charges, and does not show the amount actually paid. A valid receipt must show the rental car agency name, specific dates of service, itemized unit costs, any additional charges (e.g., airport concession fees, taxes), and total amount actually paid. The receipt is provided by the rental car company when the traveler returns the rental car, or may be sent to the traveler when using an expre