Flight Crew Tax and Per Diem Deduction Frequently Asked Questions
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What is the per diem deduction?
The per diem deduction is misnomer or false name for deducting M&IE expenses. Because per diem rates are used as the basis for calculating your M&IE expenses, the name "per diem deduction" stuck. M&IE expenses stands for meals and incidentals expenses. Therefore, the per diem deduction is simply the tax deduction that flight crewmembers are eligible for to write-off M&IE expenses when they travel for their employment.
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