Deductions & credits

I'm assuming you're not a DOT regulated transportation worker.

For travel on business, overnight, away from home the per diem rate varies from location to location. From IRS Publication 17: "Amount of standard meal allowance. The standard meal allowance is the federal M&IE rate. For 2015 the rate in most small localities is $51 a day." For more specific rates, see as the actual rate depends on the location of your travel. (Note that you need to set the year in the drop down box just above the map.)

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