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Can a transportation driver (contracted by jail) who travels

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can a transportation driver for inmates (contracted by jail) who travels out of town for work but does not stay over night, claim per diem??
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Robin D. replied 10 months ago.

Hello

You would not be allowed a per diem for meals and lodging if you are not away from your home overnight.

The per diem is meant to cover your costs for not being able to make it back to your tax home because of travel.

If this contract requires you use your own vehicle, you can claim mileage or actual costs for the use of your vehicle in transporting the inmates.

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Expert:  Robin D. replied 10 months ago.

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