Payroll


  1. I have just been employed by AURA and the company moved me. Are there any income tax ramifications of that move that I need to be aware of?

  2. I have some questions concerning the online timecards that I must complete.  How can I get information on the timecards?

  3. I have questions regarding Medicare Taxes.  Where can I find that information?


Moving, Taxes and AURA

I have just been employed by AURA and the company relocated me.  Are there any income tax ramifications of that move the I should be aware of?

The Internal Revenue Service allows employers to pay certain moving expense items for new employees tax-free.

These non-taxable items include:

The IRS requires employers to withhold payroll taxes if any of the following moving expense items are paid to you or to someone else on your behalf:

AURA complies with IRS regulations. If any of these items are paid to you or for you, Payroll will eventually withhold federal income tax, state income tax, and social security taxes on the value of these items. If you have any questions concerning the tax liabilities with a move, contact Renae Chapman, Controller.

  • 36.5¢ per mile paid for during relocation if you drive your car to your new job site

  • Other travel and first 7 days of lodging payments (excluding meals)

  • Transportation and storage (first 30 days only) of household goods and personal effects

  • Airfare and Baggage Fees

  • Storage of household goods for more than 30 days after relocation paid on your behalf

  • Temporary quarters after relocation paid for on your behalf (e.g., Residence Inn)

  • Rental car expense after relocation paid for on your behalf

  • House-hunting trip

  • Mileage reimbursements above 17¢ per mile

  • Meals paid for during relocation


I have some questions concerning the online timecards that I must complete.  How can I get information on the timecards?

  • AURA uses a Web-based timesheet (WTS) reporting system to keep track of hours worked and leave taken.  You may want to bookmark this site since you will need to use it every bi-weekly pay period. 

     If you have questions or problems, please contact Payroll.  For Web Timesheets instructions,

     view the Web Timesheets Tutorial.


I have questions regarding Medicare Taxes, where could I find that information?