Taxing Travel Reimbursements — Lessons From IRS Mistakes

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 6:40 PM EST) -- On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a report reviewing the long-term travel of certain Internal Revenue Service executives and found that nine of the 31 executives whose records they studied made mistakes on their taxes.[1]

The mistakes pertained to the taxability of travel reimbursements they received. The IRS was found to have failed to apply its own rules to long-term taxable travel of its executives. As a result, the IRS failed to withhold the appropriate amount of taxes on...
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