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Per Diem

Money given to an employee to pay for daily expenses, for example on a business trip. For example, if the employee goes to a convention in Reno, his employer may give him $75 per day for food. If an employee (or self-employed person) pays these expenses himself/herself, they may be tax deductible. Some per diem rates are set; for instance, the IRS allows a certain write-off per diem for business trip expenses without presentation of receipts.
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A second report from APTN on this issue says the people of Nova Scotia are furious at the per diem practice.
Ryan Fattman, R-Sutton, is one of the few traveling long distances to the capital who does not take per diems.
Should census numbers rise to projected levels, the source of such prisoners, the negotiated per diem rates under federal guidelines, and any associated adjustments in expenses would be key factors in determining whether the rating would stabilize.
We felt like this was not the time to raise our per diem.
Members of Congress are stealing from taxpayers when they pocket 'unused' travel per diems from congressional junkets," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
State law does not establish a deadline that senators must meet in order to collect the per diems.
Review foreign government(s), state governments, and corporate per diem and lodging programs to determine best practices.
The court also held that the per diems for turnaround trips and training were not excludible from wages, because the payments did not meet the requirement that they were "reasonably expected to be incurred.
Supporters of the per diems say they are a reasonable reimbursement for legitimate expenses.
While Stilp is not a resident of Brightbill's district, and the Senator will likely point this out, the anti-pay-raise activist notes that taxpayers across the commonwealth pay for the per diems, not just Brightbill's constituents.
Leading temporary housing provider Oakwood Worldwide has adapted a new standard of setting aside lodging within per diem rates at its properties throughout Asia, matching its existing practice throughout the US and U.