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Is a Car Allowance Taxable Income?

by mBurse Team Member, on Apr 16, 2019 5:41:00 AM

Is your car allowance taxable? It all depends on whether it's an IRS-accountable plan or a non-accountable plan, which answers the question if they should be claimed as income or reimbursement....

Is a Car Allowance or Mileage Reimbursement Taxable Income?

by mBurse Team Member, on Mar 20, 2019 7:49:54 AM

Both employers and employees often ask us whether their car allowance or mileage reimbursement should be taxed. Here’s a typical question and how we answer it:

2019 Car Allowance or Mileage Reimbursement Policy: How to set the proper amount or rate

by mBurse Team Member, on Jan 16, 2019 4:00:00 PM

The 2018 tax reform has placed new pressure on businesses to fully reimburse employees who use personal vehicles for work. The new tax code eliminates the federal deduction for unreimbursed...

Top 5 Reasons to Revisit Your Car Allowance in 2019

by mBurse Team Member, on Jan 7, 2019 11:40:02 AM

This spring, taxpayers will file under the new tax code for the first time. Changes in the rules governing miscellaneous deductions will affect thousands of workers who receive a taxable car...

The 2018 Car Allowance Survey Results

by mBurse Team Member, on Dec 20, 2018 8:50:42 AM

The results are in: most companies ignore best practices. Outmoded car allowances set companies up for expensive fixes. Don’t be like the competition.

What We Mean When We Say, “Equal Is Not Equitable”

by mBurse Team Member, on Jun 19, 2018 9:50:41 AM

At mBurse, we constantly say, “Equal is not equitable—it’s just equal.” This statement has almost become a cliché in the office, but this statement is true. The reason is simple: giving equal...

Rising Gas Prices and Tax Reform: A Costly Combination

by mBurse Team Member, on Apr 17, 2018 11:04:12 AM

Gas prices are rising again, which means reported business mileage will rise, and employee productivity will drop. New changes in the tax code to limit deductible business expenses only increase...

Why You Should Benchmark Your Car Allowance

by mBurse Team Member, on Feb 13, 2018 9:07:24 AM

According to AAA, the average cost of owning and operating a new motor vehicle in 2017 was $8,469. But it’s not actually that simple. If you drove a small sedan, you may have spent closer to...

3 Tools to Make Your Car Allowance or Reimbursement More Fair

by mBurse Team Member, on Jan 29, 2018 6:04:00 AM

Paying the same car allowance or mileage rate to all mobile employees is like serving the same amount of food to the U.S. Olympic swim team as to the golf team. Most golfers won’t need much more...

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