Why is my trip expense reimbursement being taxed?

This is probably for one of two reasons: 

  • Your trip was ½ day or less (See the University’s Travel Manual) or
  • Your documentation was submitted to the Controller’s Office more than 120 days after your return date. (This is a University-wide policy designed to comply with IRS regulations on taxable income.) To avoid this problem, please submit your paperwork as soon as possible, bearing in mind that processing delays for any reason, including lost or erroneous paperwork, are included in the 120-day timeframe.