IRS provides guidance on employer leave-based donation programs that aid victims of the COVID-19 pandemic


The IRS recently provided guidance for employers whose employees forgo sick, vacation or personal leave because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Notice 2020-46 (PDF) provides that cash payments employers make to charitable organizations that provide relief to victims of the COVID-19 pandemic in exchange for sick, vacation or personal leave which their employees forgo will not be treated as compensation. Similarly, the employees will not be treated as receiving the value of the leave as income and cannot claim a deduction for the leave that they donated to their employer.

Additional information about tax relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can be found on IRS.gov.

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