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7.3 Spouse Partner Travel

Spouse/partner travel reimbursement by the university requires approval by the cognizant Vice President or Dean.  

Following are guidelines considered in determining taxability of spouse/partner travel:

  • Business Purpose - When a spouse/partner's attendance at a professional function or meeting with current/potential benefactors serves a legitimate business purpose, the spouse/partner's travel expenses will be reimbursed without tax impact.
  • An itinerary must be submitted outlining the details of the spouse/partner's activities for each day on the trip.
  • The university does not provide tax advice and therefore the traveler should consult their personal tax advisor for further clarification for taxability of spouse/partner travel.