Per Diem

Per Diem Calculations

If your tax preparer is not asking you for a copy of your flight schedules, you are missing out on thousands of dollars of legal deductions for your meal expense.  This deduction is using specific tax law for government employees and corporate employees traveling overnight for business.  If you receive a per diem for your meals, you have a right to take this deduction per location.  Our rates come from the GOA site for CONUS and OCONUS per diem rates.

We have been preparing per diem calculations for 23 years and have NEVER had a per diem calculation disallowed.

The government allows you a standard meal deduction per location of your travels.  This amount is almost always greater than the per diem you are paid by your airline.  If you fly international, this deduction is substantial!

Even if you are preparing your own return in TurboTax, TaxCut or Tax Act, you still need our calculations to insure you are getting the maximum allowed per diem deduction possible.  We will provide you with the calculations for you to use and where they go on the tax form for easy filing.

Your per diem allotment is the amount of meal expenses that the government permits you to deduct without receipts. Depending on where you flew, claiming appropriate per diem deductions may save you hundreds or even thousands on your taxes. We will provide you with a completed employee business expense form to incorporate into your return. You will also be provided with a detailed report of your trip and the allowable per diem based on the date of your trip and length of stay.

We utilize a proprietary program that has over 12,000 airport locations across the globe – more than any other per diem calculation provider.  Our program uses the exact date of your trip, not an “average” for the year.

To get started, just download our Per Diem Organizer!