The per diem deduction is actually a misnomer; however, it helps to describe how pilots and flight attendants can write off meal expenses and incidental expenses. This short video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9BLxnDXAeA) will greatly help in explaining what the per diem deduction is, how EZPerDiem helps pilots and flight attendants calculate it, as well how EZPerDiem helps crew members discover and calculate other expenses that they are eligible to deduct.
Basically, think of flight crew expenses are one big itemized deduction that can be split into two parts:
Part 1. M&IE (e.g. the per diem deduction part)
Part 2. Other deductible flight crew expenses
The per diem deduction part is using federal per diem rates instead of actual costs to determine meal expenses and incidental expenses (M&IE). EZPerDiem handles both of these crucial parts quickly and easily, with a lot of tips to help you along the way.
EZPerDiem helps pilots and flight attendants with their flight crew taxes by:
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