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What Can I Deduct From My Employee’s Wages?Monday 03/19/2012
DwayneDwayne Briscoe / Bookkeeping-Results, LLC
Owner / QuickBook Pro Advisor

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What Can I Deduct From My Employee’s Wages?

So many employers are often misunderstood about what they can and cannot deduct from their employees’ wages, often times because they’re unaware of the rules that are governed by the Texas Workforce Commission and the Department of Labor.  In order to help simplify these deductions, below is a list of items that are considered allowable.

 

1.         Child ($10.00 per month maximum) and spousal support administrative fees ($5.00 per month maximum)

 

2.         Student loan wage attachment administrative fee ($10.00 per month maximum)

 

3.         Meals, lodging, and other facilities (used for the benefit of the employee and not the employer)

 

4.         Voluntary wage assignments (additional federal withholding, health insurance, etc.)

 

5.         Wage, salary, and vacation advances (treated as an employee loans)

 

6.         Wage overpayments (mistaken overpayments to an employee)

 

7.         Uniform and uniform cleaning costs (including hard hats, steel-toed boots, required tools, and the like)

 

8.         Union dues

 

9.         Misappropriated cash (the employee must have been documented as committing theft from the business)

 

10.       Store inventory sold to employees on credit (treated as an employee loan)

 

11.       Personal use of company equipment or accounts (treated as an employee loan)

 

12.       Damage or losses caused by the employee (the employee must have been documented as committing malice against the employer)

 

13.       Employee physicals and drug screens (only in the event the person is an actual employee and is not used for pre-screening)

 

14.       Non-work-related training paid for by the company, i.e. education loans, relocation expenses (treated as an employee loan)

 

15.       Employee’s traffic tickets, bail, and court costs paid by the employer (treated as an employee loan)

 

 

About Our Show Advisor: Dwayne Briscoe is the founder and owner of Bookkeeping-Results, LLC.   Dwayne began his company in January 2007, based on the foundation to educate small business owners and bookkeepers who use QuickBooks®.  Working as a full-charge bookkeeper and trainer in a variety of industries for over 15+ years, he is a certified Pro Advisor with 5 certifications, including Enterprise Solutions and Point of Sale.  He is also an instructor at Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, where he teaches basic accounting, QuickBooks®, and basic payroll, along with hosting his own private classes.

 

Bookkeeping-Results, LLC has focused more on quality and not quantity for their clients, by paying attention to the details.  Through regular continuing education participation, as well as exploring additional ways of “thinking outside of the box” to help expand people’s knowledge of their own financial well being, it’s important to focus on not only saving the client money but also making the client money.

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