Controller's Office

UT Cell Phone Stipend Program

Why is the University going to a stipend cell phone program?

The IRS and the Ohio Auditor of the State require the University to either have an accountable plan   (documentation for business purpose of each call made) or an unaccountable plan (the stipend plan) By utilizing an unaccountable plan, the University includes this as compensation you the employee and the employee is not required to document each phone call, saving the employee and the employee’s manager time.  Please note that the stipend not only covers the estimated business portion of the cell phone, but also the estimated related taxes that the employee will incur.

 

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Last Updated: 3/22/15