Company OTR Truck Driver (not on per diem) - how to claim road expenses?

I am a company over-the-road truck driver. I was not on per diem for the past year. I trucked in the Lower 48 and Southern Canada. How do I go about claiming my expenses while on the road away from home? Thanks.


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Figure the allowable per diem as if they didn't pay you, them subtract what they paid you(if anything) for Meals & Incidenyal Expenses (M&IE)..
See how it's done on Form 2106 -

Your allowable US per diem was 80% of: $59/day for US, $65/day Canada.

IRS rulebook -
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