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post Jan 25 2017, 10:12 PM
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My company pays me per diem, .10 of my .44 cpm is non taxed. I've done the math, they are doing it correctly.
With the miles I do weekly, I'm getting shorted.
I'm OTR, company driver, and home maybe 5 days a month to every other month.
Can I claim the missing per diem when I do my taxes or do I lose what I'm not getting? Would I be better off trying to opt out and claim it all myself?
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post Jan 25 2017, 10:46 PM
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You would definitely be better off option out of Per Diem if you can. It is to the companies advantage as they don't have to pay any matching SSI and Medicate on what they pay you in Per Diem.

As far as the deduction question that you need to discuss with your accountant when you do your taxes. I'm not positive of the right answer for that. I would guess that the amount of the deduction that your allowed to take minus the amount they are paying you towards it should be deductible, but I'm not a tax expert so that's just my best guess. If you do get a professional answer please come back and share it with us.

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