41 CFR 302-17.10 - Claims for payment and supporting documentation and verification.

§ 302-17.10 Claims for payment and supporting documentation and verification.
(a) Claims forms. Claims for payment of the RIT allowance shall be submitted by the employee in Year 2 on SF 1012 (Travel Voucher) or other authorized travel voucher form. When claiming payment for the RIT allowance, the employee shall furnish and certify to certain tax information that has been or will be shown on his/her actually prepared tax returns. The spouse must also sign statement if joint filing status is claimed and spouse's income is included on statement. This information shall be contained in a certified statement on, or attached to, the SF 1012 reading essentially as follows:
Certified Statement
I certify that the following information, which is to be used in calculating the RIT allowance to which I am entitled, has been (or will be) shown on the income tax returns filed (or to be filed) by me (or by my spouse and me) with the applicable Federal, State, and local (specify which) tax authorities for the 19__ tax year.
—Gross compensation as shown on attached IRS Form(s) W-2 and, if applicable, net earnings (or loss) from self-employment income shown on attached Schedule SE (Form 1040):
Form(s)W-2 Schedule SE
Employee $ $
Spouse (if filing jointly1) $ $
Total (Both columns) $
—Filing status: ______ (Specify one of the filing status items that was (or will be) claimed on IRS Form 1040.)
—Marginal tax rates from the appropriate RIT tax table(s) located at www.gsa.gov/ftrbulletin and local tax tables derived under procedures prescribed in 41 CFR part 302-17:
Federal for Year 1
Federal for Year 2
State (specify which):
Local (specify which):
The above information is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge. I (we) agree to notify the appropriate agency official of any changes to the above (i.e., from amended tax returns, tax audit, etc.) so that appropriate adjustments to the RIT allowance can be made. The required supporting documents are attached. Additional documentation will be furnished if requested.
I (we) further agree that if the 12-month service agreement required by 41 CFR 302-2.13 is violated, the total amount of the RIT allowance will become a debt due the United States Government and will be repaid according to agency procedures.
Employee's signature
Date
Spouse's signature (if filing jointly)1
Date
1 If a joint filing status is claimed and spouse's income is included, the spouse must sign the statement. If the spouse does not sign the document, earned income will include only the employee's earned income as provided in 41 CFR 302-17.8(d). This condition will not apply if an employee is allowed, under IRS rules, to file a joint return as a surviving spouse.
(b) Supporting documentation/verification. The claim for the RIT allowance shall be supported by documentation attached to the voucher and by verification of State and local tax obligations as provided below:
(1) Copies of the appropriate IRS Forms W-2 and, if applicable, the completed IRS Schedule SE (Form 1040) shall be attached to the voucher to substantiate the income amounts shown in the certified statement. Employee (and spouse, if filing jointly) must agree to provide additional documentation to verify income amounts, filing status, and State and local income tax obligations if requested by the agency.
(2) In order to determine or verify whether a particular State or local tax authority imposes a tax on moving expense reimbursements, it is incumbent upon the appropriate agency officials to become familiar with the State and local tax laws that affect their transferring employees. In cases where the taxability of moving expense reimbursements is not clear, an agency may pay a RIT allowance which reflects only those State and local tax obligations that are clearly imposed under State and local tax law. Once the questionable State or local tax obligations are resolved, agencies may recompute the RIT allowance and make appropriate payment adjustments.
(c) Fraudulent claims. A claim against the United States is forfeited if the claimant defrauds or attempts to defraud the Government in connection therewith (28 U.S.C. 2514). In addition, there are two criminal provisions under which severe penalties may be imposed on an employee who knowingly presents a false, fictitious, or fraudulent claim against the United States (18 U.S.C. 287 and 1001). The employee's claim for payment of the RIT allowance shall accurately reflect the facts involved in every instance so that any violation of these provisions will be avoided.
[FTR Amdt. 98, 66 FR 58196, Nov. 20, 2001, as amendd by FTR Amdt. 2008-04, 73 FR 35953, June 25, 2008]

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