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    hideinplainsight, busrider

    We would have to see Palin's tax return to know she reported those "per diems." If she paid taxes on them, no problem, at least for those items.

    I tend to doubt she did, but it's an easy question to answer if we see the tax returns. (Where are they?)

    Do you have an IRS reference to the employer's convenience v. employee's convenience question? I think I've heard that requirement, but I don't know where it is. It makes sense, though. If your employer pays "per diems" for you to live in Hawaii and "work" there, but you are the VP of Sales for a snow plow company, the IRS should have a problem with that.

    •  BTW there is no problem for paying a... (1+ / 0-)
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      hideinplainsight

      per-diem for the employee's convenience...you just need to add it to their W-2 income...

      I do not have time to find the link for you right now...

      Obama/Whoever He Chooses '08 Winning Change for America and the Democratic Party

      by dvogel001 on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 07:05:51 AM PDT

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      •  which is home? (0+ / 0-)

        The official residence in Jeanau or th e Personal residence in Walisia.  I bet she has a mortgage claimed fot tax relief on the "primary" residence in Walisia that would negate the payment of perdiem for business travel to her home.

        every night I pray "lord God save me from your followers"

        by Bloke on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 07:11:28 AM PDT

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        •  One or the other is wrong to be reimbursed for... (0+ / 0-)

          without reporting it as ordinary income...

          Obama/Whoever He Chooses '08 Winning Change for America and the Democratic Party

          by dvogel001 on Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 07:16:39 AM PDT

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