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Where do I enter per diem expenses for self employed income?

I am entering self employment income and expenses, and it says at the top that "This does not include expenses for mileage, local meals and per diem. We'll cover that elsewhere."

I traveled internationally for work, and so I want to make sure I can enter the per diem expenses to get the deduction. Where do I enter this information for per diem?


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Where do I enter per diem expenses for self employed income?

It's entered in the Meals & Entertainment area.   How to get to the area to enter your business expenses While inside the software and working on your return, type Schedule C in the Search at the top of the screen (you may see a magnifying glass there).  There will be a popup that says Jump to Schedule C.  Select that to get to the general area. 

Then:

  • select Edit next to your business (if it is there)
  • scroll to Business Expenses
  • then Select Other Common Business Expenses
  • on the next screen there will be categories and you can choose Meals and Entertainment