New Moving and Relocation Guide

The “Moving Regulations” section of the SJSU Travel Guide has been removed and now exists as a separate, Moving and Relocation Guide.  The guidelines have been updated to include more clearly defined approval requirements with $ amount thresholds. Also, the “Reportable and Taxable Expenses” section has been re-labeled as “Taxability of Moving and Relocation Expense Reimbursements”, and reflects the change in taxability due to the tax reform bill enacted on December 22, 2017, and effective January 1, 2018.

If any questions, contact Finance Support at financeconnect@sjsu.edu or 4-1558.  Please forward this message to any staff or faculty you feel should be notified.

 

Restricted Travel Update: Fund Source

Effective immediately, auxiliary funds are an eligible fund source for travel to the list of states in Assembly Bill 1887.

SJSU funds (Operating Funds, SSETF, CERF, etc.) are considered “state funds” and remain ineligible for supporting travel to restricted states. When using auxiliary funds, remember to select “Travel Paid By Non-University Funds” when indicating the Travel Type on the FTS Travel Authorization.

The following states are currently subject to California’s ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel:

  1. Alabama
  2. Kansas
  3. Kentucky
  4. Mississippi
  5. North Carolina
  6. South Dakota
  7. Tennessee
  8. Texas

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2018 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

The CSU adjusted its mileage reimbursement rates to reflect the new IRS rates. The mileage rate changes are as follows and apply to business travel occurring on or after January 1, 2018:

  • The standard mileage rate increased from 53.5 cents per mile to 54.5 cents per mile.
  • Miles driven for moving purposes will be reimbursed at 18 cents per mile, increased from 17 cents per mile.

The FTS Travel module reflects the standard mileage rate appropriate to the date(s) the mileage was incurred. If you have any questions, please contact FinanceConnect at ext. 4-1558 or financeconnect@sjsu.edu.

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