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insanityranch
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Employer adds wifes travel expense's to W2 showing higher income. the co is reimbursing wife for her out lay, it look like she makes 14K more then she does on W-2 help.

 
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Hal_Al
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Employer adds wifes travel expense's to W2 showing higher income. the co is reimbursing wife for her out lay, it look like she makes 14K more then she does on W-2 help.

Employers are required to add "expense allowances" to your W-2. They are not required to add actual expenses reimbursement.

If her employer has her submit a detailed expenses claim form, for reimbursement, as opposed to giving her a fixed amount for expenses,  it should not be added to her W-2. They are doing her a disservice by doing that way, as the schedule A and  2% rules prevent her from deducting all her expenses. 

See https://www.lburdickassociates.com/employee-reimbursements-under-accountable-and-nonaccountable-plan...

Critter
Level 15

Employer adds wifes travel expense's to W2 showing higher income. the co is reimbursing wife for her out lay, it look like she makes 14K more then she does on W-2 help.

The deduct the employee business expenses on the Sch A ... if you itemize deductions. https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/3300622

Hal_Al
Level 15

Employer adds wifes travel expense's to W2 showing higher income. the co is reimbursing wife for her out lay, it look like she makes 14K more then she does on W-2 help.

If your reimbursement is in after tax money, reported on your W-2, it is treated as if you were not reimbursed,  The program will ask "did you get non-taxable reimbursement".
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