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meals and incidental expenses
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meals and incidental expenses An “expenses rate” determined by the location of a traveller's temporary duty (TDY) assignment (the location/destination where the traveller actually performs TDY travel).
The meals portion covers expenses for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Incidental expenses include fees and tips to hotel staff, laundry, dry-cleaning or pressing of clothing, transportation between places of lodging/business and places where meals are taken, and telephone calls necessary to reserve lodging accommodations. Specifically excluded are alcoholic beverages and entertainment expenses, and any expenses incurred for other persons.
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Of this amount the IRS disallowed 2.7 cents a mile based on another sentence in the revenue procedure: It says when a per diem is paid only for meals and incidental expenses
, the amount treated as paid for food and beverages is the lesser of the actual per diem or the federal M&IE rate.
The 2003 per-diem rate for locations not specifically listed is $55 for lodging and $30 for meals and incidental expenses
(M&IE).The rates are generally updated in the fall.
The Tax Court rejected this argument and said the revenue procedure may apply to three distinct situations: when a traveling employee pays (1) only for meals, (2) for both meals and incidental expenses
and (3) only for incidental expenses.