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Just an enquiry regarding business expenses related to travel

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Just an enquiry regarding business expenses related to travel for employee on business.

We have a few employees travelling on business this year. I understand that subsistence costs can be paid as per benchmark rates here http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers/wwsr-bench-2012.pdf without having receipts?
EG: Say a 10 day trip to Boston. The subsistence chart shows day rate of $95.0 and hotel of $232.0 / day. If the employee managed to stay with a friend during the time. I understand that $95 is maximum payable without receipts? So total of $950 in this case?

Hi

 

Thanks for your question

 

No, as one would assume that breakfast and evening meal would be provided by the host - so you would look at the lunch costs, travel to the office and drinks, as this would be their only out of pocket expenses.

 

 

 

Thanks


Sam

 

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay thanks. In this case however breakfast and dinner were out of pocket of employee. It was just an house with a furnished room in this case.

Hi

 

Then as you state the full $95 per day - so a total of $950 could be paid for the 10 days

 

Thanks


Sam

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