Sample Letter to Request Money from Your Boss

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Learn how to write a letter to request money from your boss. Use our sample letter to request money from your boss as a template for your request letter.

Sample 1 - Letter To Request Money From Your Boss

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip Code


Name of Employer
Address of Employer
City, State, Zip Code

RE: Request for Cash Advance

Dear Name of Employer:

This is a formal request for a cash advance of $1500 to be repaid with a deduction from my salary each month. I would like to repay the loan within 12 months. I require the money to pay for renovations to my home.

After a plumbing emergency, the carpet in my living room, dining room and one bedroom was ruined beyond repair. The estimate from the contractor is $1500 to lay new carpet in three rooms.

The carpet has begun to mold, and is considered unhealthy as it pollutes the air. My wife and I have moved in with my mother until we can get the carpet replaced. 

I have enclosed the contractor’s estimate, the mold assessment from the county health department and the required loan forms.

The loan will be repaid with installments that can be deducted from my salary every month until the loan with interest is repaid. I can be reached at Phone Number or Email Address to discuss the terms of the loan.

Thank you for considering my emergency situation.


Your Name
List of Enclosures

Sample 2 - Letter To Request Money From Your Boss


G.A.L. Corporation
90 Gran Seminole Drive
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
Attn: Carrie Bradshaw

RE: Request for Salary Increase

Dear Carrie,

I have been an employee of G.A.L. Corporation for 14 years. I have proudly served as the head accountant and made sure to meticulously watch the books. 

It has come to my attention that my salary is not sufficient for the amount of work that I am required to do. 

Other positions with my work load are paying an average of $56,000 a year, while I am brining home $35,000. 

I know that this company cannot pay me a salary of this amount, but I am requesting a 20 percent increase on my salary. This would be $7,000 a year for a total package of $42,000.

In my tenure with the company, I have helped through vigorous IRS audits and have always passed any reviews with flying colors. I have trained more than 40 personnel for the accounting department, most of who have gone on to bigger and better things. 

I have remained dedicated to the firm, even when there was a complete split back in 2000 and entirely new administration took over. Dedication like this is not easy to find and therefore I feel my request is reasonable.

In an effort to save money, I can absorb the position that the company has open for a part-time accounting clerk. I can take over paying the bills in addition to my normal job duties.

By allowing me an increase of $7,000 per year and taking over an additional position, I feel that I could also be helping the company out.

With this arrangement, you won’t have to find a new employee to train, and you will have my years of experience in another faucet of accounting. I have paid the bills for years in times past and can absorb this in my current job without issue.

I look forward to speaking with you in person regarding this matter.


Tamara Green

Sample 3 - Letter To Request Money From Your Boss


Carmichael Company
9095 Sycamore Blvd.
Motor City, IN 85698
Attn: Jamie Smith

RE: Request for Bonus

Dear Mr. Smith,

I am writing to request a bonus for my recent work in a project for the companies HR department. The billboards designed were done on my own time and to help resolve employee shortages. By reviewing my personnel record, you will see that I am an hourly employee, not salary. 

I logged over 50 hours of extra work on this project, all of which I have not been reimbursed for. While I don’t mind helping out a bit with projects and extra assignments, my hours have exceeded an acceptable amount of time to donate without payment.

Because of the shortages at the company, many people are working overtime and longer hours. I knew how import it was, to make sure that these signs were done, so HR can begin to promote our company at job fairs. 

I know that salary employees don’t have a say, but I am hourly and I have not been compensated for all this extra time. After working more than weeks’ worth of extra time to help the company out, I feel that I should be reimbursed. 

I have been with the company for a long time, 12 years to be exact. I have never had a write-up, an occurrence or anything. I have devoted myself to this company and always made sure that the best interests of Carmichael Company was protected.

My normal salary is $1,050 a week, or $26.25 an hour. I worked an additional 10 hours over a normal workweek, and at time and a half, that would be $328.12. The materials I spent on this project were $798.29.

This includes signage, paints, paintbrushes and other misc. items. I am requesting a total of $2176.41 to cover my time and expenses. I look forward to discussing this with you soon. I can be reached by phone anytime at 740-895-5987.


Rachelle Hilton

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