Travel Expenses

I’m a 100 commissioned salesperson. I pay all my own expenses, including car, gas, repairs. The only thing my employer pays for is 1/2 my medical insurance premium. 3 yrs ago we could send gas expense and receive that amount paid back to us pre-tax. 2015 that was changed and we were able to take our miles ourselves times the 53.5 cents per mile and were able to take it off our taxable income. In 2018 that isn’t available……now what our options for being compensated for our expenses?

Asked on January 19, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Minnesota

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

There are no options, unfortunately: the law does not require employees to pay for or reimburse travel expenses. Rather, employees can be required to foot these costs themselves. Your employer may reimburse you but cannot be required to; they can make you pay your own expenses without reimbursement.


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