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Is it based off your state where you pay your taxes?

For instance, If I "take off" a few days while on the road, visiting friends etc, would I not be eligible for per diem for those days? Or would I because I am not in my home zip code?

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Thanks for the answers! You are correct in that I was only wondering if days away from home counted towards per diem if I was not working so that I could give the correct # to ATBS when they do my taxes... I love in WA state but my fiancée lives in AZ. I saw AZ for "home time" 10-20 days last year but only got into my house 5-6 days. Therefore those 10-20 days times $59 is a significant amount and I wanted to make sure I could count those time periods.

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Yes, if you take time off while on the road, those days do count for per diem. Your log book would show off duty and the location would show that you are away for home.

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Any days away from home count, the other answer would be that, If you fall under the restriction of the FMCSA hours of Service then nationwide it is one rate, right now is 59.00 a day. Other industries have Per Diem, that is where it get complicated and the amounts change. If the Tax preparer is not trucking specific, make sure they look for the HOS rule. right KR?

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Sorry misunderstood.

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By "based off where you live" He's asking if you take per diem when your away from where you live. he's not asking if you use the rate for your home area so in that respect Yes you do take per diem when your away from home.

But your math is all backwards making it a lot more complicated than it needs to be. Days you don't see the house count as (1) days you get home and leave home count as (.75). NO $ VALUE assigned yet add up all the (1)'s and (.75)'s for the year. This is "Number of days out" and that's all you should have to give your tax preparer. Then you can check their work by conferming that the amount of per diem on your schedule C $59X (the number of day you provided) then the next line on the schedule C adjusts that amount by 80%

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It's fine last night I tried to make a guide on this but it said I don't have authority.

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Thanks Kevin I don't see how many points I need to create a new guide. I think my previous comment and your reply to it should be moved to It's own question in a category for "solutions" I don't see a way to do that without moving the whole answer?

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