Knowledgebase-Car Allowance Policy

Information Product

Title:Car Allowance Policy
Summary:MTAS was asked to assist with the creation of a car allowance policy for the City of Morristown.
Original Author:Hardy, Pat
Product Create Date:11/12/2009
Last Reviewed on::01/03/2017
Subject:Personnel--Fringe benefits; Motor vehicles; Personnel--Compensation
Original Document: car allowance policy.pdf

Reference Documents:

Text of Document: City of Morristown, Tennessee: Car Allowance Policy
Certain employees of the City may receive an automobile allowance, which is intended to cover the cost of an automobile, including financing, insurance, maintenance and repairs, fuel, etc. Automobiles operated by those receiving such allowance should be appropriate for business use. As representatives of the City those receiving an automobile allowance are expected to maintain their vehicles and keep them in a safe and clean condition. When operating their vehicles such employees shall observe applicable rules of the road.

Automobile allowance payments will be included in the employee's taxable income. No mileage reimbursement shall be paid to employees receiving a car allowance for travel within Hamblen County. Travel outside the County shall be reimbursed at the rate of the current per-mile reimbursement rate as described in the City’s Travel Policy.