Andrew, Who prepares your taxes?? Ask YOUR accountant.
Yes, I could easily ask my accountant about deducting non-reimbursed employee travel expenses and did. I would like to get some other opinions on the topic from the community! Thanks.
Good Morning Andrew,
In some cases, the employer will add the expenses to your income. This can be very tricky, First off, what kind of expenses did you have? DId you use a company car? Did the travel happened between your home and client or from your office to clients?? Please be more specific, since this information is very critical!
As long as the employer has an accountable plan in place and an employee produces receipts and other evidence of the expenses, the reimbursement is not taxable to the employee and deductible by the employer.
Andrew, Did you ever get your questions answered about your travel expenses? It sounds odd to me that your company's payroll department does not reimburse you for your travel expenses. However, if they don't, I would keep all of your receipts and they could definitely be a write off if they follow under certain categories. I would definitely speak to an accountant to see what types of things you should be writing off on your personal expenses that your payroll department isn't reimbursing you.I've known quite a few people that were in financial hardships and opted for Atlanta title loans instead of figuring out what travel expenses they could be remibursed for.
Here is an article that I found at the IRS website on travel expenses:
I have a question about the approach to deducting non-reimbursed employee travel expenses. If you have to travel for a job in which you are receiving W2 income, can you deduct travel expenses that are necessary for you to perform your job but do not get reimbursed by your employer?
Thanks in advance,