T&E expenses (purchases) cannot be categorized as the same or similar to P-card purchases.  For tax purposes they need to be handled separately.

The rate of tax charged on the T&E expenses are different from other business expenses such as raw materials versus office supplies as an example.

Most companies that provide the P-card service support their customers by providing an inter-face file which can be uploaded directly into the AP system for payment to the P-card vendor – the file allocates the expenses directly to the appropriate General Ledger accounts based on the category of spend.

By: Ramona Callender