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I bought meals for myself and my assistant while out of town on business can i claim the standard per diem rate doubled

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I am an insurance adjuster and was in houston for six weeks and supported myself and another during that time

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The deduction for meals is based on your actual cost and then your limit is 50% of that expense

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The Standard Meal Allowance. - you will use the standard meal allowance if you do not have record of your expenses.

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Regardless of the method you use, you generally can deduct only 50% of the unreimbursed cost of your meals.

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Amount of standard meal allowance.

The standard meal allowance is the federal M&IE rate. For travel in 2017, the rate for most small localities in the United States is $51 a day. - In Houston the rate for 2017 was $93 for each person.

https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/per-diem-rates/per-diem-rates-lookup/?action=perdiems_report&state=TX&fiscal_year=2018&zip=&city=houston

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