Employee Expense Reimbursement
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.
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
Whether employee expense reimbursements should be run through payroll or accounts payable
Which payments being made to your employees may be subject to payroll taxes
Accountable plan rules – and how they apply to employee travel and expense reimbursements
How employee business expenses made under accountable plans can be excluded from an employee’s gross income
The accounting issues associated with the use of per diems
Other payroll best practices
How to determine the scope and potential areas of focus for your audit
How to identify any areas of concern prior to an external audit or an audit by another group within your company
Common areas where mistakes or issues can normally be found
How a review can help you detect internal control issues
Where to go to for assistance so you’re not re-creating the wheel
Devising a game plan on what you want to review and how to divide and conquer
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