Who is supposed to pay for gas in a company vehicle?

UPDATED: Jan 9, 2012

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Who is supposed to pay for gas in a company vehicle?

I’m on payroll and they take taxes out so I’m not considered a contractor. They provide us with a truck. But they make us pay for gas.

Asked on January 9, 2012 under Business Law, Florida


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

The law does not specify who has to pay--employer or employee. It's up to the company--many companies will choose to reimburse employees for gas in a cases like this, but they are not required to do. It would be legal for the company to make  you pay for the gas; they could make that a term or condition of your employment. Keep the gas receipts; it may be that you could get some tax deduction or benefit from them--it's something to discuss with a tax preparer.

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