7.3 Spouse Partner Travel (Revised 11-01-2017)

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

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

  1. 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.
  2. An itinerary must be submitted outlining the details of the spouse/partner's activities for each day on the trip.
  3. 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.