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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
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    Per diem travel rate

    what do you get per day for meal and basic expenses while traveling for work - or do you just submit receipts?

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    We get a per diem rate that comes out of the IRS manual, which depends on the city you are visiting, or if in-state, there is a standard state rate. If we incur expanses outside of meals, such as shuttle service, we submit receipts. We also get mileage, if we take our own vehicles.
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    Ah....

    Something like $28 a day I think.......for food only.....
    hotel is per receipts and mileage sucks....just kidding.....like 27 cents or something.....
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    I think we use the federal rate for mileage- something like $0.49 a mile now. For meals, everyone just tries to be reasonable since we charge that all back to clients.

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    Use my city car and turn in receipts for any expenses incured. With current budget constraints, this is very limited. Especailly since I prepare the budget. If it is local or with in 50 miles I usually pay for the meals myself and do not submit the expenses but rather absorb them with the rational, that I would be eating anyway.

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    • Basic Federal mileage for travel
    • If over 100 miles to a job rental or company car
    • If using a rental or company car, reimbursable for gas
    • $50 a day for meals
    • $175 max for hotel
    • $200 max for premium market (la, oc, sf bay area)
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    Cyburbian TOFB's avatar
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    $45/day for meals, 0.49 per mile if in your own car.

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    49 cents a mile,
    if out in the field for more than 4 hours, 5 bucks for lunch
    if out in the field for more than 6 hours, 8 bucks for dinner
    no more than 2 lunchs and 2 dinners a month

    i think it's different if there is lodging involved, but it still really sucks

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    Cyburbian Richmond Jake's avatar
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    $38 per day for meals (that doesn't even cover the cost of a decent bottle of wine at dinner ). I have a gov't credit card for the rest. $5K monthly spending limit. Covers the gas (gov't car), hotel room, and "incidentals."
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    $0.44 mileage (the town doesn't own any cars, always use personal). no per diem, but hotels are covered.

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