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Moving and Relocation

Due to the changes in the law with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Public Law No. 115-97), it was necessary for the university to completely rework the Relocation and Moving Allowance policy.  This is complete and went into effect August 14, 2018.

The University Administration and Finance Division, Controller’s Office, will ensure compliance with University Policy FINA 1.08 in the guidelines and procedures outlined below.  This procedure is applicable to all moving and relocation, regardless of the source of funds used for reimbursement. 

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (Public Law No. 115-97), employer paid moving and relocation expenses are taxable to the employee regardless of the form or manner of payment, e.g., reimbursement, or direct payment to third parties. Any such payments made to or on behalf of a relocating employee on or after January 1, 2018 will be reported as taxable income to the employee.

Policy FINA 1.08 [pdf]

Procedure FINA 1.08 [pdf]

Forms:

Moving Agreement [pdf]

Relocation and Moving Request Form [xlsx]

 


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