FAVR

Trying to fairly reimburse your mobile employees for their business mileage? Check out these posts to learn why a FAVR program is the most accurate and cost effective reimbursement method.

  • Mobile workers incur a wide range of expenses as they drive, from fuel and maintenance costs to insurance premiums and depreciation, and they must be repaid accordingly. Tracking, processing, and reimbursing accurately for these costs is not always easy though, particularly for companies with many mobile workers. Is a flat car allowance the right idea?…

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  • In the first installment of the HR Hangout, we introduced how HR leaders are developing more influence and expertise among other executive leaders of their business. According to a study carried out by Harvard Business Review, Why Chief Human Resources Officers Make Great CEOs, this increased influence has led to a more collaborative environment between…

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  • Flat car allowance models, in which single, company-wide rates are used to reimburse all employees for any business travel, have historically been a popular method of mileage reimbursement. Unfortunately, though, this model just isn’t flexible enough to reimburse all employees fairly. For example, giving each employee $300 a month to cover all business travel expenses might initially seem like the easiest approach; but by not calculating individualized, location-specific reimbursements, companies usually end up either underpaying or overpaying workers.

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  • When it comes to mileage reimbursement, there are a few options that employers can choose. Options include: car allowances, the IRS mileage rate, cents-per-mile rates (other than the IRS), and fixed and variable rate (FAVR) programs.  The option that many companies choose is the IRS rate because it seems the most standard and the easiest….

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  • Trying to decide the right vehicle program to meet the needs of both your company and your employees? We get it. Choosing whether to reimburse employees for their personal vehicles or provide them with company vehicles isn’t an easy decision. There are a number of unique advantages and challenges to consider with both. To make…

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  • Let’s set the record straight: no, the IRS mileage rate is not a required mileage reimbursement rate. Set by the IRS, the standard business mileage rate serves as a “safe harbor” to calculate the tax deductible costs of operating an automobile for business. The IRS mileage rate is calculated annually and is meant to reflect…

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  • We are a data and technology company that helps mobile employees save time in their day and helps their employers save money through more accurate and efficient vehicle reimbursements. But what exactly does that mean? Simply put, we take the guesswork out of repaying your workers for the costs of day-to-day business travel and save…

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  • Reimbursing employees who drive for work can be tricky business. There are many “moving parts” to consider, like volatile gas prices, maintenance costs, insurance premiums, and taxes, just to name a few. To further complicate matters, wasteful reimbursement strategies have become common practice for many organizations. Over the past eleven years, we’ve found that offering…

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  • So you’ve decided to reimburse your employees for driving their personal vehicles for work. Problem solved, right? Not so fast. Vehicle reimbursement has many advantages, but those benefits can be overshadowed by unnecessary costs if you implement the wrong program. Many companies lose thousands of dollars per employee each year by using flat car allowances,…

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  • If you’ve investigated vehicle reimbursement at all, you have likely come across “FAVR.” FAVR, which stands for “Fixed and Variable Rate”, is an IRS revenue procedure that can be used to reimburse mobile employees tax-free for both the fixed and variable costs associated with driving for business. Put simply, it is the fairest, most accurate,…

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