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Can I add reimbursements in Zenefits Payroll?

Yes! Use the Reimbursement earnings type to reimburse workers for business-related expenses, such as travel costs. The default Reimbursement type in Zenefits is non-taxable.

Withholding for Reimbursements

Reimbursements are not considered income, and are non-taxable, so long as three conditions are met:

  • The reimbursement is for an expense incurred while performing work for the business.
  • Expenses are reported to the employer within a reasonable amount of time, usually prior the reimbursement.
  • Any portion of the reimbursement in excess of actual costs is returned within a reasonable amount of time.

Here's how to create a custom reimbursement type, e.g., for travel, and here's how to add a one-time or recurring reimbursement.



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