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HR-301 Perquisites


A perquisite is an item of real income that is not paid as cash salary or wages. Perquisites can be classified as either taxable or non-taxable.

If any part of this policy is in conflict with Collected Rules and Regulations (CRR), the provisions of the CRR will govern.

HR Policy Provisions

  1. Non-Taxable
    1. To be considered non-taxable, a perquisite must be a requirement or condition of employment, for the convenience of the University, and on the premises of the University.
      • An example of a non-taxable perquisite is an employee required to occupy University – owned housing as a condition of employment, for the convenience of the University, and located on the premises of the University.
    2. Treatment of non-taxable perquisites for the purposes of calculations under any University retirement plan will be determined in accordance with the terms of the applicable plan.
  2. Taxable
    1. Taxable perquisites are defined as any non-cash item of real income provided to an employee that is not classified as a non-taxable perquisite.

      Examples of taxable perquisites are:

      1. tickets to athletic, theatrical, or other admission-related events,
      2. awards; or
      3. gifts.
    2. In accordance with University of Missouri System Policies, Incidental Expenses 26401, except where specifically provided by University policy, neither University assets nor its processes should be used to pay for non-University expenses.
  3. Procedure Information
    1. All perquisites, taxable or non-taxable, are valued at fair market value.
      • In the case of athletic, theatrical or other admission-related events, the fair market value is deemed as the face value for admission.
    2. UM Faculty and Staff Benefits Office, in conjunction with UM Procurement/Supply Chain Operations, will ascertain the fair market value of non-taxable perquisites.
    3. An Additional Pay Form must be submitted to the HR/Payroll Office.
    4. Earnings code PRR should be indicated for non-taxable perquisites and earnings code PRQ for taxable perquisites.

See Also

Finance Policy 22307 - Awards, Gifts & Prizes

Date Created: 9/26/97
Updated: 01/01/2006; 01/21/2006; 02/01/2021

Reviewed 2022-01-28