Mileage and Per Diem
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Meal Per Diem Table
Current Per Diem Table Effective for travel dates 10/01/23-09/30/24
Travelers in approved travel status and same-day travelers away from home at least 12 hours are entitled to a meal per diem allowance. The university uses as a guide the per diem allowance amounts set by the IRS.
Per diem is an all-inclusive allowance established and governed by current tax laws and its use is for meals and incidental expenses. Travelers must elect to file a Travel Expense Report using the per diem or claim actual expenses, but they may not mix the two options on a given trip. There is no allowance for additional charges for other meals, fees or tips to waiters, porter, baggage or bell persons, television and in-room movies, laundry, or transportation between places of lodging and dining.
Per diem is allocated in the destination city time zone by meal period as follows:
Meal Time Periods
6:01 a.m. to 12:00 noon
12:01 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
6:01 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
(NOTE: The period of time from 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. may be used to extend either the breakfast or dinner meal period as needed.)
Whenever a meal is provided a traveler (for example as part of a conference, breakfast provided by a hotel, participating in a hosted meal, etc.) then the meal period should be deducted from the overall per diem claimed on the Travel Expense Report.
The Per Diem Table is based on the city and county you are traveling to. If your city is not listed in this table, you need to determine if the county is listed. Use the National Association of Counties Website to find the county of the city you will be traveling to. If your county is not listed, then it is the lowest per diem level. The per diem rate for travel to foreign countries, Alaska and Hawaii are the highest per diem rate.