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Re: Additional IPA Information Martha M. Taylor 03 Dec 1999 14:04 EST

Re: Additional IPA Information Martha M. Taylor 03 Dec 1999 14:04 EST

GOOD POINT!  I will have to check on that part.

At 12:57 PM 12/3/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Be careful what you call taxable...when I was in D.C. on an IPA assignment
>it was for a year and was not federally taxable.  I was hit, however, with
>a Virginia State income tax because I had an apartment in Roslyn Va.
>...so depending upon the location, it may be "taxable" at the state level.
>They also wanted to renew me for a 2nd year but I decided against it
>because it would then become taxable at the federal level also.
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>At 11:03 AM 12/3/99 -0600, you wrote:
>>Pursuant to a discussion with our Director of Accounts Payable this
>>morning, I learned the following that might help in this discussion about
>>IPA agreements and reimbursement of certain living expenses.
>>
>>What I think I heard was the IRS regulation says that income received by a
>>person in travel status for one year or less (say 364 days to be safe) for
>>standard expenses (lodging, meals and incidentals, transportation??) is not
>>taxable.  However, if a person actually "moves" and is reimbursed for
>>moving expenses then they may not be considered on "travel status" and the
>>whole "caboodle" becomes taxable.  Would anyone more knowledgeable than me
>>care to comment on this?
>>
>>We also discussed the idea that reimbursement of some reasonable amount to
>>pay for a roof over someone's head seems fair but that meals, travel to and
>>from work, and enhanced cable TV is not.  Reimbursement should be only for
>>the absolute bare essentials needed to survive AND which would be
>>duplicative of expenses for keeping up a second household.  For example,
>>two house payments is a burden.  BUT if you are eating and driving to and
>>from work at your new location, you don't have a food or transportation
>>expense at your old location.
>>
>>I am beginning to rethink the idea that there is a benefit to these types
>>of IPA arrangements.  (just kidding)
>>
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