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Department of State
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Employee Business Expenses
Enrolled Agent
Expiration Date
General Services Agency
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Hours of Service Limits
IRS
IRS Form 1040
IRS Form 2106
IRS Publication 1542
IRS Publication 463
IRS Publication 529
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Indefinate Duty
Itemized Tax Deduction
Itenerant
M&IE
Meals
Necessary Expense
Non Taxable Per Diem
Nonaccountable Plan
OCONUS
Ordinary Expense
Per Diem
Per Diem Calculator
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Per Diem Rates
Personal Expense
Prorate
Recordkeeping
Reimbursement
Rest
Schedule A
Seasonal End Date
Seasonal Start Date
Special Per Diem Rates
Standard Deduction
Standard Meal Allowance
Standard Per Diem Rates
Substantiated Expenses
TDY
Tax Attorney
Tax Audit
Tax Bracket
Tax Credit
Tax Deduction
Tax Home
Tax Liability
Tax Preparer
Tax Software
Taxable Income
Taxable Per Diem
Temporary Duty
Transition Period
Transportation Workers
Travel Expenses

Standard Meal Allowance

The standard meal allowance is the amount a taxpayer who travels away from his or her tax home for work related travel can deduct for meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) if that taxpayer chooses not to use the actual cost meal deduction.  The standard meal allowance is set by the federal government for every individual locality in the world for a specific time of the year.  The standard meal allowance rates are also known as CONUS per diem rates and OCONUS per diem rates.

For flight crewmembers who want to write off their meal expenses, the standard meal allowance may be used.  In fact, flight crews may actually use one of two possible standard meal allowance methods.  The first standard meal allowance method is what EZPERDIEM.COM refers to as the city-by-city per diem calculation.  The second standard meal allowance method is called the special rate for transportation workers in IRS Publication 463.  EZPERDIEM.COM calculates both of those methods simultaneously and gives the pilot or flight attendant the higher meal expense calculation of the two.

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