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I am an hourly employee. I receive a separate reimbursement check from my regular paycheck. My company does not tax the reimbursement and does not add it to my yearly gross amount. Is it taxable? Are they going to add it to my W-2 at the end of the year?


Note 1:

I get it every week, the amount is $12 per hour ($480 for a 40 hour week.) not for company expenses.

Note 2:

The check says "Reimbursement" under the heading pay type. it is possible that it is for a combination of Mileage/housing/food since the job site is in the middle of the desert in the middle of nowhere.

  • What is it a reimbursement for? Is it to cover company expenses that you paid out-of-pocket? – Chris W. Rea Apr 6 '13 at 18:30
  • No, I get it every week, the amount is $12 per hour ($480 for a 40 hour week.) not for company expenses. – Tony Apr 6 '13 at 20:09
  • Sorry no idea The check says "Reimbursement" under the heading pay type. it is possible that it is for a combination of Mileage/housing/food since the job site is in the middle of the desert in the middle of nowhere. – Tony Apr 6 '13 at 20:32
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    I added the comments to the question, as they're significant. – littleadv Apr 6 '13 at 20:59
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    I hate to be this guy, but you need to ask HR or whoever cuts the checks. Reimbursement is one thing and Per Diem is another. – MrChrister Apr 12 '13 at 5:49
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Reimbursements are only non-taxable if they're from a qualified reimbursement plan. To qualify, basically, you have to submit receipts.

Since what you're describing is not a reimbursement against receipts, it is likely to be taxable. It looks like a way to raise your salary without writing it down on the books as such. An accounting trick for the investors, I suppose.

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