Hi and welcome to Just Answer!In general - travel allowances paid to employees are included into income as wages. Such reimbursements are reported on W2.Reimbursements are not included into wages if paid under accountable reimbursement plan. You still may deduct your job related travel expenses - as long as such expenses are otherwise deductible.
In order to qualify as an accountable plan, your reimbursement or allowance arrangement must require that your employees meet all three of the following rules:
1. There must be a business connection to the expenditure. This means that the expense must be a deductible business expense incurred in connection with services performed as an employee. If not reimbursed by the employer, the expense would be deductible by the employee on his/her 1040 income tax return.2. There must be "adequate" accounting by the recipient within a reasonable period of time. This means that your employees must verify the date, time, place, amount and the business purpose of the expenses. Receipts are required unless the reimbursement is made under a per Diem Plan.3. Excess reimbursements or advances must be returned within a reasonable period of time. Reasonable depends upon facts and circumstances.Since you are not required to report back how travel allowances are used - it seems that it is NOT an accountable reimbursement plan - and your employer is correct reporting such payments as wages.
To claim a deduction of your job related expenses (including travel expenses) - you need to keep copies of receipts, travel log and other supporting documents.
Is there any tax consideration, taking into consideration I am blind (cannot drive and need assistance to go to office)?
Yes - you may deduct such expenses as job related travel expenses - but still you need to keep supporting documents.