Get Answers To Your Tax Questions
H&R Block Tax Professionals relentlessly focus on making sure you profit from every deduction and credit available.
Finding answers to your tax questions is now less taxing.
If my employer doesn't reimburse my expenses, can I deduct the standard meal allowance for days I'm away from home for work?
Maybe -- it depends on your circumstances. If you're away from your tax home overnight for a temporary business purpose, you can deduct the cost of traveling.
Your tax home isn’t where you live -- it’s your regular place of employment. This is true no matter where your family home is located.
If you don't have a regular or main place of business, your tax home can be the place where you regularly live, if all of these apply:
If you're traveling away from your tax home, you can deduct half of either of these:
To learn about exceptions, see Publication 463 at www.irs.gov. To find the standard meal rate, visit www.gsa.gov.