Travel

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Other Transportation

Bus, Train and Subway

The University only reimburses independent contractors for Bus, Train and Subway expenses after the trip has taken place.  These are not allowable prepaid expenses. In order to get reimbursed for any of these expenses a receipt must be submitted showing paid. When claiming the above expenses they should be recorded on the paper travel reimbursement form for independent contractors. On the reimbursement form the above expenses should be under the column tilted Transportation and the row that is Other. Any expenses besides to/from the airport by bus, train or subway requires a written explanation of the business purpose to be attached to the reimbursement request.

Parking and Tolls

Parking and Toll expenses are a reimbursable expense only after the trip takes place. These expenses are reimbursable when incurred while traveling on official state business only. A receipt is required for parking and tolls. To enter the parking and toll expense on the paper travel reimbursement form for independent contractors list it under Transportation and the row titled Other.

To and From the Airport

When an independent contractor is traveling to and from the airport they have 3 options on how to get there.

  • Actual cost of a taxi or airport shuttle
  • A private car can be used which will be reimbursed at the standard business mileage rate set by the IRS for a maximum of two round trips with no parking charges.
  • A private car can be used which will be reimbursed at the standard business mileage rate set by the IRS for a maximum of one round trip plus parking charges.

A receipt is required for reimbursement for the taxi/shuttle and parking at the airport. These expenses should be entered onto the paper travel reimbursement form for independent contractors after the trip is over under the column Transportation and the type of expense that is being claimed.

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Gas

Fuel expenses are reimbursable expenses only after the trip has taken place. The only way the university reimburses for gas is when the traveler is driving a rental car. The gas receipt is required and must show the price per gallon and the number of gallons purchased. This expenses should be entered on the paper travel reimbursement form for independent contractors under the column transportation and the row called Other.

For Additional Information about other transportation

Documentation Standards

This guide will assist you on the correct documentation that is required for all expenses.

Step-By-Step Guide to E-Travel

This guide will provide you with step-by-step instructions how to use E-Travel and how to enter all expenses.