Understanding Travel Reimbursement: What You Need to Keep to Get Properly Compensated

Cross Country Allied
March 27, 2017 10:29 AM (GMT-04:00)
Traveler Tips
If you're interested in travel jobs for lab technicians, there are logistical details that accompany this type of work. One major one is travel reimbursement for the expenses getting to and from your assignment. While assignments typically come with a generous reimbursement policy, it's up to you to ensure you get everything you're owed by having the necessary supporting information. Here's what you need to keep to get properly compensated.


Carefully review the staffing company's policy on travel reimbursement so you know exactly what to expect and what records are necessary to keep. Even if you've done travel assignments in the past, not all companies reimburse in the same way. Communicate with your point of contact to determine the reimbursement policy and any tips they can give you to make it easier and more efficient for you to get your funds.


It is absolutely crucial that you put forth the effort to carefully collect and save all receipts you incur while traveling to your work assignment. Make sure all receipts are itemized and have the date and amount clearly marked. Professionals who regularly travel often carry an envelope with them to toss all receipts into as they receive them. Don't miss out on getting money you're owed because you can't find a receipt stub. Being organized will pay off, quite literally.

Tax Records

Even if you aren't able to get all travel expenses directly reimbursed by your staffing company, you may be able to claim them as deductions when you file your taxes. Before you set off on your travel assignment, consult with a tax accountant to determine what may qualify as deductible expenses, as well as the proper documentation or records you should be keeping to prevent issues when claiming the expenses.
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