topic Wife works for union, travels to headquarters for several days. union pays for the hotel, nothing else, can we right off a paradigm amount for the city she travels to? in Get your taxes done using TurboTax https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/wife-works-for-union-travels-to-headquarters-for-several-days-union-pays-for-the-hotel-nothing-else/01/644596#M260319 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:27:01 GMT Hungry329 2019-06-06T08:27:01Z Wife works for union, travels to headquarters for several days. union pays for the hotel, nothing else, can we right off a paradigm amount for the city she travels to? https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/wife-works-for-union-travels-to-headquarters-for-several-days-union-pays-for-the-hotel-nothing-else/01/644596#M260319 Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:27:01 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/wife-works-for-union-travels-to-headquarters-for-several-days-union-pays-for-the-hotel-nothing-else/01/644596#M260319 Hungry329 2019-06-06T08:27:01Z You can use a standard meal allowance instead of keeping... https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/you-can-use-a-standard-meal-allowance-instead-of-keeping/01/644603#M260323 <P>You can use a standard meal allowance instead of keeping all of your receipts.&nbsp;<B>&nbsp;</B></P><UL> <LI> <B>Amount of standard meal allowance</B>. The standard meal allowance is the federal M&amp;IE rate. For travel in&nbsp;<B>2017</B>, the rate for most small localities in the United States is&nbsp;<B>$51 a day</B>. You can use this for all days if you choose. Meals are allowed to be used at a maximum of 50%, enter the full amount and <B>TurboTax</B> will do the calculation.</LI> <LI>You can choose to look up each city and the number of days to use the actual rate per city.</LI> <UL><LI>Click this link&nbsp;<A href="https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/per-diem-rates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">IRS Government Per Diem Rates</A>&nbsp;to use&nbsp;<B>the rates per city</B>.</LI></UL> </UL><P>You can also deduct other expenses that were not reimbursed that directly related to this business trip.&nbsp; <B>TurboTax</B> will ask you questions.</P><P>To record your meal allowance you can use the steps below.&nbsp; These employee business expenses are used as a miscellaneous expense, subject to 2% of the adjusted gross income (AGI).&nbsp; The excess will be added with other expenses used on itemized deductions.&nbsp; If the standard deduction is a greater benefit for you,&nbsp;<B>TurboTax</B>&nbsp;will use the best method for you.<BR /></P><P> <SPAN> <A href="https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4800418" target="_blank">https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4800418</A> <BR /> </SPAN> </P> Thu, 06 Jun 2019 08:27:02 GMT https://ttlc.intuit.com/community/taxes/discussion/you-can-use-a-standard-meal-allowance-instead-of-keeping/01/644603#M260323 DianeW 2019-06-06T08:27:02Z
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