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The Benefits and “Not So Benefits” of Fringes


Employers and employees need to know that this past year brought a few major changes to how certain fringe benefits are taxed. Reimbursements for items such as bicycle commuting and relocation expenses are now considered taxable income.  So too are those MBTA passes and commuting reimbursements. But let’s not stop there either. Gym memberships, a perk many KN+S clients offer to their employees, are also now taxable and should appear on the employees W-2 as well.

Lastly, relocation costs paid by an employer, once considered a tax free benefit, are now taxable to the employee.

KN+S is happy to walk you through these changes. Let’s make sure your year-end W-2s properly reflect these changes. Give us a buzz at 781-453-8700.

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