My company is based in PA but is opening an office in CA and looking to re-locate me to CA. My question is this:
If my company paid for my housing in CA for 6 months to make the transition easier and then after the 6 months I continued to live in the house but paid for the rent myself, would the initial 6 months of rent that the company paid out be added onto my taxable income, or would the company be able to claim it as a business expense?
Would it be better for me tax wise to have the company sign the lease and pay rent directly and then have the rent deducted from my check after the 6 months? Or for me to sign the lease and expense the rent for the first 6 months?
Any help would be appreciated as I am entering negotiations.