I was recently hired at a SLAC (thank Darwin) and they offered to pay all costs for a family visit/house hunting trip a few months ago, which they did (this included int'l airfare for 3). But it turns out that this is considered taxable income (not a moving expense, which is exempt), and this means I will have to pay somewhere around $700 in taxes for a trip I was told was fully covered.
I wanted to see if others have run into the same issue and what you did. Would it be reasonable to ask the Provost to compensate me, or should I not make a fuss, eat the cost, and be thankful that they covered the (considerable!) cost of the trip?
Thanks in advance for any input you have.