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I am an associate superintendent for a public school

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I am an associate superintendent for a public school district in El Paso , Texas. Many of our schools purchase polo shirts with the school logo for their employees to wear on Fridays and special events. When does the employee have to report this on their income tax? Does the dollar amount matter.
JA: The accountant will know how to help. Is there anything else the accountant should be aware of?
Customer: Most of the time the shirts range from $20 - $30
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 2 months ago.

Hi, my name is Mark. I will be happy to help you with your questions. How many shirts do employees receive each year. Please give me a moment.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 2 months ago.

This would not be considered income to the employee. The school is able to claim the amount of the expenses. Non Cash gifts of a minimal value (less than $75) would not be considered as income to the employee.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What do you mean "The school is able to claim the amount of the expenses"?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks - no other further assistance is needed.
Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 2 months ago.

Sorry I am used to dealing with taxable entities where this would be a deductible expense. That is all I was referring to as being able to claim the expense.

Expert:  Mark Taylor replied 2 months ago.

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