Tax

Have a Tax Question? Ask a Tax Expert

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Tax
This answer was rated:

OVER THE ROAD TRUCK DRIVER - PER DIEM WHAT DETERMINES THE

OVER THE ROAD TRUCK DRIVER...
OVER THE ROAD TRUCK DRIVER - PER DIEM

WHAT DETERMINES THE $59.00 PER DAY? DO YOU HAVE TO BE GONE A FULL DAY OR IS YOUR 1ST. DAY WHEN YOU LEAVE CONSIDERED 3/4 OF A DAY SO YOU CAN ONLY GET $44.50 WHEN YOU LEAVE AND THEN WHEN YOU RETURN DAY IS CONSIDERED 3/4 OF A
DAY SO YOU CAN ONLY GET $44.50 BUT THE DAYS IN BETWEEN YOU WOULD GET $59.00 PER DAY.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Tax Question
Answered in 31 minutes by:
5/14/2013
Dave CPA
Dave CPA, Accountant
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 840
Experience: Vast knowledge within the accounting/tax industry
Verified
Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer,

I'm sorry to here that you are being audited. There are different rules for the day you leave and return and their are actually two methods.

Both methods would leave you with a reduced amount for each day


Method 1: You can claim 3/4 of the standard meal allowance.

Method 2: You can prorate using any method that you consistently apply and that is in accordance with reasonable business practice.

You can reference page 6 of the link below for the details.

http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p463.pdf

Please let me know if you have any questions before you rate my answer. A positive rating is what I strive for. Regards Dave
Dave CPA
Dave CPA, Accountant
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 840
Experience: Vast knowledge within the accounting/tax industry
Verified
Dave CPA and 87 other Tax Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dave CPA Your Own Question
Dave CPA
Dave CPA
Dave CPA, Accountant
Category: Tax
Satisfied Customers: 840
840 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Vast knowledge within the accounting/tax industry

Dave CPA is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I really was impressed with the prompt response. Your expert was not only a tax expert, but a people expert!!! Her genuine and caring attitude came across in her response...

T.G.WMatteson, IL

I WON!!! I just wanted you to know that your original answer gave me the courage and confidence to go into yesterday's audit ready to fight.

BonnieChesnee, SC

Great service. Answered my complex tax question in detail and provided a lot of additional useful information for my specific situation.

JohnMinneapolis, MN

Excellent information, very quick reply. The experts really take the time to address your questions, it is well worth the fee, for the peace of mind they can provide you with.

OrvilleHesperia, California

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Wallstreet Esq.

Wallstreet Esq.

Tax Attorney

586 satisfied customers

10 years experience

Mark D

Mark D

Enrolled Agent

1,300 satisfied customers

MBA, EA, Specializing in Business and Individual Tax Returns and Issues

Richard

Richard

Tax Attorney

4,310 satisfied customers

29 years of experience as a tax, real estate, and business attorney.

Robin D.

Robin D.

Senior Tax Advisor 4

13,695 satisfied customers

15years with H & R Block. Divisional leader, Instructor

Megan C

Megan C

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

8,651 satisfied customers

Licensed CPA, CFE, CMA, CGMA who teaches accounting courses at Master's Level

jgordosea

jgordosea

Enrolled Agent

2,885 satisfied customers

I've prepared all types of taxes since 1987.

R. Klein, EA

R. Klein, EA

Enrolled Agent

1,839 satisfied customers

Over 20 Years experience

< Previous | Next >

Related Tax Questions
IRS Experts Corporation changed name. 2016 tax return has
IRS ExpertsCorporation changed name. 2016 tax return has been filed with a new name. Taxpayer recently received notice which has old name. How do we change the name with IRS?… read more
Barbara
Barbara
Enrolled Agent, Paralegal
3,452 satisfied customers
When bank refinance do they verify tax returns with IRS?
When bank refinance do they verify tax returns with IRS? Because I did the refinance and bank didn't ask me for transcript signature, or Can they do it without my authorization ?… read more
Chad CFP ®
Chad CFP ®
Certified Financial Planner(R), Pro
Master\u0027s Degree
717 satisfied customers
What are tax rules for an inherited Roth IRA, GA, the
what are tax rules for an inherited Roth IRA JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: GA JA: What documents or supporting evidence do you have?… read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
A divorce lawyer suggested that I may be allowed to file as
Hello, a divorce lawyer suggested that I may be allowed to file as single rather than married filing separately even though my divorce will not go through until next year because my husband deserted m… read more
abci168
abci168
Principal
27 satisfied customers
Received notice from IRS. On my tax return missed to check
Received notice from IRS. On my tax return missed to check health care coverage for year 2014, 2015 and 2016, Do I have to file Form 1040 X for each year or can I do all three on one by checking these… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
13,695 satisfied customers
We are trying to figure out allowances to take on my
We are trying to figure out allowances to take on my husband's pension. Besides social security that will be our only income. … read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
Are Uber drivers allowed to claim depreciation on their
Are Uber drivers allowed to claim depreciation on their cars? How about special allowance depreciation?… read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
What is the ruling to use for a LLC not want to file a late
what is the ruling to use for a LLC not want to file a late S election for 2016. the LLC does not file an extension for the S corp.… read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
Can a C-Corp file a "final" return with the IRS if there are
Can a C-Corp file a "final" return with the IRS if there are no longer any business operations, but the company bank accounts remain open?… read more
taxmanrog
taxmanrog
Master\u0027s Degree
697 satisfied customers
Is it allowed to not include a deduction of my fed return
is it allowed to not include a deduction of my fed return that increases my tax on my city return?… read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
I filed my IRS return in July instead of April (and paid the
I filed my IRS return in July instead of April (and paid the tax amount in full, that I owed). Then I got a letter with ‘failure-to-file for filing my return late' of 5% of the late paid taxes for 3 m… read more
LEV
LEV
Retired
Bachelor's Degree
14,896 satisfied customers
I have a cleint who i did a tax return for that the IRS
I have a cleint who i did a tax return for that the IRS rejected e-file as someone else took the dependent; The child in question lives with tax payer. The IRS direction on reject basically said check… read more
Robin D.
Robin D.
Senior Tax Advisor 4
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
13,695 satisfied customers
Rules on Rollovers (Return of a non-taxed IRA Distribution).
Rules on Rollovers (Return of a non-taxed IRA Distribution). Over 70-1/2 years old) … read more
PDtax
PDtax
Owner
Master\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
I need the depreciation rate for my 2014 tax return, I now
I need the depreciation rate for my 2014 tax return My name is*****: What kind of computer do you have? Customer: I now have a lenovo and daughter filed for me so not to sava on here … read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,215 satisfied customers
My 2016 tax return was denied electronially by the IRS. The
My 2016 tax return was denied electronially by the IRS. The social security number for the child I listed as a dependant had alredy been used by another party. I was instructed to send in a paper return and wait for notification. … read more
NPVAdvisor
NPVAdvisor
CFP Licensee and Practitioner
Master's Degree
180 satisfied customers
Will the irs allow a letter from the lady i babysit for,,
Will the irs allow a letter from the lady i babysit for,, she paid me cash. Sge also uses my ssnumber fir child care tax credit… read more
keeperumiami
keeperumiami
Sr Financial & Tax Consultant
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1 satisfied customers
What is the specific IRS rule, publication, or regulation
Hello, what is the specific IRS rule, publication, or regulation that says that a taxpayer must pay federal income taxes on lump sum back pay in the year it was received rather than the year it was ea… read more
Dr Arthur Rubin
Dr Arthur Rubin
Doctoral Degree
24 satisfied customers
What are the allowable mileage rates for charitable and
What are the allowable mileage rates for charitable and personal driving? … read more
Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor
Certified Public Accountant
Masters
2,215 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x