The IRS recently issued its annual update of special per diem rates for use in substantiating certain business expenses taxpayers incur when traveling away from home in 2013 and 2014 (Notice 2013-65). The notice provides the transportation industry meal and incidental expenses rates, the rate for the incidental-expenses-only deduction, and the rates and list of high-cost localities.
The updated rates are effective for per diem allowances paid to any employee on or after Oct. 1, 2013 and for travel away from home on or after that date. The updated rates supersede the rates in Notice 2012-63, which provided the rates for Oct. 1, 2012, through Sept. 30, 2013.
Additional details can be found on the U.S. General Services Administration’s website here.
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