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How many get taxed on the uniform and cleaning allowance checks?
My agency just started taxing the clothing allowance checks for the first time ever, citing that per the IRS they have too. We're planning on filing a grievance through the union, so I'm interested in seeing how many agencies are taxed on clothing allowances. I know when I worked in Mass for (2) different agencies we we're never taxed. Any input would be appreciated.Gil @ Fri 13 Aug said:
We get two checks a year one is for clothing and the smaller of the two is for cleaning expenses (dry cleaning). Up to a few years ago these checks were not taxed, that is until one of the retired cops wanted to have his cleaning and clothing checks figured into his total income for retirement benefit purposes. Now an 800+ checks nets about five and change for uniforms etc...