When you work for trustaff as a travel nurse, you make your living away from the comforts of home. You have two residences to maintain when you travel: your home-away-from-home, where you rest your head after a long shift, and the home where you reside when you're not on the road. The Internal Revenue Service calls your ‘home’ your permanent tax residence.
It can be very costly to maintain two homes while traveling; the IRS recognized this dilemma and created a special plan to assist traveling professionals. People who work away from their tax homes are allowed under special IRS-provided rules to receive reimbursements—in specific amounts that do not exceed government rates—without paying taxes on those reimbursements.
You can be paid tax-free rates if you qualify under the rules outlined by the IRS, which we call our expense reimbursement plan. If you qualify, you are eligible for an overall increase to your weekly "take home" pay. Some restrictions do apply, so be sure to talk to your recruiter for full details about how the expense reimbursement plan works.
Learn about trustaff's other traveler benefits, including license reimbursement, travel and housing assistance, employee discounts, and affordable health insurance options that start at just $24/week!