To estimate expenses for long term trips (greater than 30 days and less than one year),the recommendation is to use the published rate with a 55% calculation: Number of days x per diem rate x 55% = total per diem for location.
What is the per diem for travel days?
Per diems on the first and last days of travel are 75% of the total daily allowance.
What are the per diem rates?
|High-cost areas||All other areas|
|Meals & incidentals only per diem||$71||$60|
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How are per diem meals calculated?
Multiply the per diem allowance by the number of days. For example, on a three day business trip with a per diem meal expense allowance of $50, total per diem equals 3 X $50, or $150.
What is daily per diem rate?
|State||Number Per-Diem Destinations||Average Meals & Incidentals Rate|
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