Reimbursement of Employee for Real Estate Expenses

B-160040: Jul 13, 1976

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An employee claimed reimbursement for certain real estate expenses involved in the sale of his home at the old station and the purchase of another home at the new duty station. The employee may be reimbursed only for the Florida surtax and not for related expenses. He may not be reimbursed for the attorney's fee for curing title on the sale of property, but he may be reimbursed for allowable legal expenses upon presentation of a sufficiently itemized statement of fees. He may also be reimbursed for the nonrecurring intangible property tax if that expense is normally borne by the purchaser.