Can I claim the difference in per diem on my taxes from $71 and what my employer gives me?
Asked by: jmlcpl
I am a w2 employee, but I do contract work. My company reimburses me up to $ 50 for per diem (meals). I understand that I can claim the difference between $ 71 and what I get reimbursed for on my taxes. For example; I spend $ 21 on a meal and I get reimbursed from my employer. Can I claim $ 50 on my taxes (71 minus 21)? I am working in Nevada, but live in Washington state. Thanks.