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Meals and Incidentals FAQs

The traveler's assignment location determines the per diem reimbursement rate. 

The per diem M&IE must be adjusted for meals provided by deducting the appropriate amount based on the GSA website.

Travel Allowance Is
First day of Travel Status 75% of the applicable M&IE per diem rate
Subsequent Day on Travel Status 100% of the applicable M&IE per diem rate
Last Day on Travel Status 75% of the applicable M&IE per diem rate


Traveling To Update Frequency Rates
Continental United States Anually every October 1 General Services Administration
Non-foreign Areas (Alaska, Hawaii, US Possessions) Annually Department of Defense (Per Diem, Travel and Transportaton Allowance Committee (PDTATAC)
International Beginning of each month Department of State


M&IE per diem rates will be based on the location where the traveler spent the night.

No. Expenses reimbursed using per diem allowance do not require supporting receipts as long as the claim meets other substantiation requirements, including date, place, and business purpose.

Meals include expenses for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and related tips and taxes. Incidental expenses include fees and tips given to porters, baggage carriers, and hotel staff.