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Tax Ramifications of Firm Tuition Payment?? [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2009, 07:41
Is it true that when a firm pays your tuition, say $25,000K year, the employee is responsible for this as taxable income...you have to add it to total income and pay taxes?
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Re: Tax Ramifications of Firm Tuition Payment?? [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2009, 08:13
yeah, there is non-taxable cap, think its around $5000 give or take. So, everything above that amount is taxable. Lets say u receive 25k. u deduct 5k (not sure about exact number) and pay taxes on 20k. Unless ur company agrees to pay ur taxes as well.
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Re: Tax Ramifications of Firm Tuition Payment?? [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2009, 09:44
So is that amount above the cap taxed at your income tax rate?
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Re: Tax Ramifications of Firm Tuition Payment?? [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2009, 10:27
IRS non-taxable amount is currently $5,250/year. Anything greater is taxed as income.
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Re: Tax Ramifications of Firm Tuition Payment?? [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2009, 10:52
So what are some of the current strategies to avoid/minimize taxes in this way? Seems this could have nasty tax ramifications, like possibly putting someone in a higher tax bracket.
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Re: Tax Ramifications of Firm Tuition Payment?? [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2009, 07:50
actually, i believe that if a tuition reimbursement program is designed correctly, no amount is taxable if you can classify the educational program a "working condition benefit" as defined in IRS publication 15.
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Re: Tax Ramifications of Firm Tuition Payment?? [#permalink] New post 10 Apr 2009, 05:19
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Re: Tax Ramifications of Firm Tuition Payment?? [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2009, 13:39
So it can be classifed as nto income based on page 22? I believe I will have taxes taken out when I attain reinbursement.
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