Submitted By: Jean
Answered: November 4, 2016 10:59 am

Is sick pay deductible?

An employee who receives sick pay is taxed on it. It is treated the same as other taxable compensation, which means it is taxable for income tax purposes and subject to FICA.

Employers who give sick pay to an employee can deduct the payment. Again, it is merely another form of taxable compensation.

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Tax Glossary

Nonrecourse financing

Debt on which a person is not personally liable. In case of nonpayment, the creditor must foreclose on property securing the debt. At-risk rules generally bar losses where there is nonrecourse financing, but an exception applies to certain nonrecourse financing for real estate.

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