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US per diem deduction(2)
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2008 3:37 PM
Joined: 30/10/2008
Posts: 5

I have recently been told that mariners can deduct on their 1040 form a per diem for time while shipped out. Is this true? If so, under what section of the IRS tax code is this spelled out?
Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 3:05 PM

Hello,  Thank you for your question


Yes there is a per diem allowance allowed.  It is based per city that you are traveling.  Some cities allow over $200, but most are less than $50.  There is a chart that is published that somoe accounts have access to,  This isi  of course a deduction not a credit.  Thank you Eric@MyTaxGuru.Com 954-763-2829