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Have to Drive, No Compensation, What Should I Do?

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Dear Experts,

My boss asked me to start taking some documents twice/week to a client. The drive is an hour each way. I take my own car. A friend said the company should be reimbursing me for gas and mileage because it’s for business. Is this true?

Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question:

Q#350 “Should” is the operative word. If they don’t offer mileage, you should bring it up and negotiate a rate. (@gradversity)

Q#350 Yes, company “should” B reimbursing mileage. If not, keep up w/it & ck w/ tax adv RE: ded on UR personal taxes. $0.55/mi. (@dawnbugni)

Q#350 Yes, most companies would do that. It’s unreasonable to expect you to do that for free! (@beneubanks)

Q#350 It’s a work expense, work resp 2 pay it; ask boss system 2 b reimbursed 4 gas/mileage; get/file recpts. (@juliaerickson)

Q#350 Yes. They should be reimbursing you for both. Speak to your boss abt. comp. policy for this. (@DebraWheatman)

Q#350 Empl. should reimburse for mileage. If not, keep track of what you drive. You can write it off on taxes. (@jtodonnell)


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