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Per Diem for Spouse of Owner Operator

Does anyone know the per diem rate for spouse of ownwer operator who assists him in every way but driving? Thanks you for your help.

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There's no per diem for riding along. I don't think she'd qualify even if you put her on payroll because her work would not require travel.

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In using Kevins words look at the bottom line, spend 2500-3000 whatever it takes for her to get her cdl,she doesnt have to drive 1 mile but by having the cdl she can log sleeper berth all year long and you qualify with no worry,on 300 days that would give you a 17,700 deduction 80% would be 14160 pretty good return on your schooling fees of which they are tax deductible also.if it happens like it did with my wife and i she loves it out here so we are now truly running team

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The IRS allows people who travel for business to deduct their meal expenses from their income. The Per Diem rate is set by the Department of Transportation. The current rate is $59 per day in the Continental US and $65 per day while in Canada. You may have heard the amount of the deduction quoted as $47.20. That is because the IRS only allows you to deduct 80% of that rate. Non-CDL riders who are performing other duties (bookkeeping, dispatching, assisting loading, and unloading) may deduct a slightly lower rate of $46 per day, or rather 80% of $46 which comes out to $36.80.

- See more at: http://www.atbsshow.com/perdiemtaxes#sth...

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