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Business and Financial Policies and Procedures

8.2.4 Provide Justification for Reimbursement Requests Older than 60 Days

Policy Statement

Reimbursement requests submitted by the expense owner more than 60 days after an expense is incurred may be reported as taxable income unless a reasonable justification for the delay is submitted and it is approved by UPAY through the expense report in Chrome River.

The justification is processed through Chrome River and is granted on a case-by-case basis, depending on individual circumstances. Reasonable justifications include unforeseen events, such as:

  • The employee was not able to submit a request for his/her reimbursements because of an illness, a death in the family, or an act of nature.

  • The employee was out of the country for an extended period of time and was unable to submit receipts and a request for reimbursement.

  • Funding from another institution or agency was delayed.

  • The employee was on leave or travel status for a reasonable period and was not in the office long enough to submit a request for reimbursement.


Justification for reimbursement requests more than 60 days must be explained when prompted and is the only action needed.

UPAY will review the request and process for payment. If the justification is not in compliance with IRS tax rules, UPAY will submit the information to University Payroll and Benefits (UPB) for tax withholding.

8.2.2 Request Reimbursement for Items Purchased on Behalf of the University
8.2.1 Request Reimbursement for Domestic or International Employee Travel and Business Meals
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Last Updated: February 14, 2022 | Approved: Senior Associate Vice President for Business and Finance | Effective: September 2012

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