Has anyone left big four and had to pay back the firm for the Becker CPA review course?

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Becker review is considered compensation from a tax POV. At Deloitte, they with the tax value of the course broken up into your first two paychecks

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This is what happened to me when I was at Deloitte, except they taxed me on Becker for the 2 months of the year with 3 paydays (Deloitte is paid biweekly). Nice of them

No. In the exit package, it actually says don’t forget to expense your cpa exam fees and whatever that occurred. The only thing they do claw back is the work laptop.

So they allow you to expense CPA fees even if you are leaving? And haven’t passed the CPA?

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I think it depends on which big 4. At KPMG you can’t claim reimbursements for exam fees until after you’ve passed. Becker is already paid for so no reimbursements needed there. I think the only thing you have to actually pay back is the CPA bonus which acts as a retention bonus (assuming you qualified and left within a certain amount of time since claiming the bonus)

Anyone working at PwC know if you have to pay back the CPA bonus/ how long you have to stay after passing the exam and getting the bonus?

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