About This Course:
Employee expense reimbursements are subject to IRS guidelines and can be disallowed as expenses - and even considered compensation to those employees – if not handled correctly.
Further, if employee expense reimbursements do not meet IRS guidelines, they may be disallowed as expenses and considered compensation to those employees, leaving your organization responsible for the associated payroll taxes - plus any penalties.
This training session will help you to recognize – and accurately report – employee expense reimbursements.What You'll Learn:
This course covers the rules and requirements for expense reimbursements, as well as best practices for processing expense reimbursements either in payroll or accounts payable, and covers:
- IRS expense reimbursement requirements
- Your plan must be deemed an "Accountable Plan" by the IRS in order for ANY expense reimbursement to be excluded from payroll taxes. Do you know what makes a plan "accountable?"
- So you have a taxable expense reimbursed to employees, what are your options for calculating and reporting those taxes
- Are per diems good for your company?
- General rules of thumb to keep in mind about all expense reimbursements
- Detailed rules for specific types of reimbursement – high on the auditors review list!
- Areas where state law can differ from federal law
- Employee fraud: what to look for
- Case studies: these companies have well thought out plans – did the IRS agree or disagree
You'll also receive "Best Practices" tips for:
- Use of company and personal credit cards
- Your company expense reimbursement policy
- Accounts Payable and Payroll Dept communication