Reimbursable Employee Expenses

All Option #1 scenarios, the employee pays any Federal, Ohio and OSDI taxes on amount paid through warrant as a part of the year-end tax return filing. However, if desired, the district can enter an error adjustment for a calculated amount prior to the last calendar year payroll and appropriate taxes will be withheld.

Scenario 1

If paid through warrant check and district wants the amount to appear on the W2 as wages but not in box 14 as fringe benefits:

Option #1

  • Calculate the amount of Medicare tax as it applies to the total

    If there is Medicare pickup, be sure to inflate the Medicare amount as well as the total and applicable (taxable) gross


    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Medicare Tax 6XX
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the total gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Medicare Tax 6XX
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Before the last pay of the calendar year:
    • Enter the Medicare amount due on the Medicare Payroll Item record as an error adjustment both employee and employer amounts
    • If city withholding is needed:
      • Calculate the amount of city tax as it applies to the total
      • Enter above calculated amount on the city record(s) Payroll Item as an error adjustment
  • Manually increase the total and applicable (taxable) gross amount on the Federal, Ohio, OSDI, City
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the total gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date- Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Repeat the same process for State, OSDI and City records. 


Option #2

  • Total the amounts paid through warrant
  • Add a Payroll Item Configuration record payable to the district; use a type of REG
  • Add a matching Payroll Item record for each employee, entering the reimbursed amount paid to the employee as the amount to withhold, use a stop date so the Payroll Item is active for one pay only
  • Using a MIS pay in Payroll/FUTURE or CURRENT, enter the reimbursed amount
  • Deposit Outstanding Payables check as a reduction of expenditure against the benefit account

Scenario 2

If paid through warrant check and district wants the amount to appear on the W2 as wages and in box 14 as fringe benefits:

Option #1

  • Calculate the amount of medicare tax as it applies to the total 
If there is medicare pickup be sure to inflate the Medicare amount as well as the total and applicable (taxable) gross
  • Before the last pay of the calendar year, enter withholding amount on the Medicare Payroll Item record as an error adjustment both employee and employer amounts
  • Manually increase the total and applicable (taxable) gross amount on the Medicare Payroll Item record (if applicable):
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Medicare Tax 6XX
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the total gross
      • Description- Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Medicare Tax 6XX
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description- Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Before the last pay of the calendar year, If city withholding is needed:
    • Calculate the amount of city tax as it applies to the total
    • Enter above calculated amount on the city record(s) Payroll Item as an error adjustment
  • Manually increase the total and applicable (taxable) gross amount on the city record(s) as it applies:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose City Tax XXX
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the total gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose City Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Manually increase the total and applicable (taxable) gross on the OSDI record as it applies:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose OSDI Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the total gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose OSDI Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Enter the amount in the fringe benefit field on the 001 record:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Fringe Benefits
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount of the Fringe Benefit
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'


Option #2

  • Total the amounts paid through warrant
  • Add a Payroll Item Configuration record payable to the district; use a type of REG
  • Add a matching Payroll Item record for each employee, entering the reimbursed amount paid
    to the employee as the amount to withhold, use a stop date so the deduction is active for
    one pay only
  • Using a MIS pay in Payroll/FUTURE or CURRENT, enter the reimbursed amount
  • Deposit Outstanding Payables check as a reduction of expenditure against the benefit account
  • Manually reduce the total and applicable (taxable) gross amounts on the 001 and Ohio records by the total amount entered as the MIS pay:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be reduced from the total gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be reduced from the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Repeat the process for the State Tax record as well.
  • Enter the amount in the fringe benefit field on the 001 record:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Fringe Benefits
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount of the Fringe Benefit
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'

Scenario 3

If paid through USPS and district want the amounts to appear on the W2 in box 14 as fringe benefits:

Scenario 4

If paid through USPS and district does not want this included with the salary account charges in USAS:

Scenario 5

If paid part of the calendar year through warrant and part of the calendar year through USPS and district wants the amount to appear on the W2 as wages but not in box 14 as fringe benefits:

Option #1

  • Determine the amount paid through warrant, this will be the total
  • Calculate the amount of Medicare tax as it applies to the total

    If there is Medicare pickup be sure to inflate the Medicare amount as well as the total and applicable (taxable) gross


  • Before the last pay of the calendar year, enter the withholding amount on the Medicare Payroll Item record as an error adjustment for both employee and employer amounts
  • If city withholding is needed, calculate the amount of city tax as it applies to the total
  • Before the last pay of the calendar year, enter this amount on the city Payroll Item record(s) as an error adjustment
  • Manually increase the total and applicable (taxable) gross amount on the Federal, Ohio, OSDI, city and Medicare records (if applicable) by the amount paid through warrant:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the total gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item -Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Repeat this process for State, OSDI and Medicare records as well.


Option #2

  • Prior to the last the calendar year payroll
  • Total the amounts paid through warrant
  • Add a Payroll Item Configuration record payable to the district; use a type of REG
  • Add a matching Payroll Item record for each employee, entering the reimbursed amount paid to the employee as the amount to withhold, use a stop date so the deduction is active for one pay only
  • Using a MIS pay in Payroll/FUTURE or CURRENT, enter the reimbursed amount
  • Deposit Outstanding Payable check as a reduction of expenditure against the benefit account

Scenario 6

If paid part of the calendar year through warrant and part of the calendar year through USPS and district wants the amount to appear on the W2 as wages and in box 14 as fringe benefits:

Option #1

  • Determine the amount paid through warrant, this will be the total
  • Calculate the amount of medicare tax as it applies to the total
  • If there is medicare pickup be sure to inflate the Medicare amount as well as the total and applicable (taxable) gross
  • Before the last pay of the calendar year, enter this amount on the Medicare Payroll Item record as an error adjustment for both employee and employer amounts
  • If city withholding is needed, calculate the amount of city tax as it applies to the total
  • Before the last pay of the calendar year, enter this amount on the city Payroll Item record(s) as an error adjustment
  • Manually reduce the total and applicable (taxable) gross amount on the Federal and Ohio record by the amount paid through USPS

    W2 Report Submission will add it back to these figures based on amount in fringe field on 001


    • Go to Core/Adjustments

      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be reduced from the total gross
      • Description- Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type -  Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be reduced from the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Repeat the same process for the State record
  • Manually increase the total and applicable (taxable) gross amounts on the OSDI records by the amount paid through warrant:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose OSDI TaxXXXX
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the total gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be included in the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Enter both the amount paid through warrant and the amount paid through USPS in the fringe field on the 001 record:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Fringe Benefits
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount of the Fringe Benefit
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'


Option #2

  • Prior to the last the calendar year payroll
  • Total the amounts paid through warrant
  • Add a Payroll Item Configuration record payable to the district; use a type of REG
  • Add a matching Payroll Item record for each employee, entering the reimbursed amount paid to the employee as the amount to withhold, use a stop date so the deduction is active for one pay only
  • Using a MIS pay in Payroll/FUTURE or CURRENT, enter the reimbursed amount
  • Deposit Outstanding Payable check as a reduction of expenditure against the benefit account
  • Manually reduce the total and applicable (taxable) gross amount on the federal and Ohio records by the amount paid through USPS previously plus the amount of the MIS pay

    Adjustments will add it back to these figures based on the fringe field on the 001 record


    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Total Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be reduced from the total gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Applicable (taxable) Gross
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount to be reduced from the applicable (taxable) gross
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'
  • Enter the amounts paid through warrant and the amount paid through USPS in the fringe benefit field on the 001 record:
    • Go to Core/Adjustments
      • Click 'Create'
      • Employee - Find employee by typing in a few characters of first or last name
      • Payroll Item - Choose Federal Tax 001
      • Type - Choose Fringe Benefits
      • Transaction Date - Enter or choose date from calendar
      • Amount - Enter in the amount of the Fringe Benefit
      • Description - Enter in a description (optional)
      • Click 'Save'

Scenario 7

District has paid the amounts through warrant and does not want anything on the W2:

Non-Cash Amounts for W2 Reporting

In all Non-Cash Amount scenarios, the employee pays any federal, Ohio and OSDI taxes as a part of the year-end tax return filing. However, if desired, the district can enter an error adjustment for a calculated amount prior to the last calendar year payroll.

Scenario 1

If the district wants the amount to appear on the W2 as wages but not in box 14 as fringe benefits:

Scenario 2

If the NC3 Pay Type had not been used during a payroll, the following would need to be done.

If the district wants the amount to appear on the W2 as wages and in box 14 as fringe benefits: