Calculating Meal Reimbursements* for Same-Day Travel
The following same day meal reimbursement amounts are for travel on or after 1/20/23
Breakfast is reimbursable when an employee is on travel status and departs from Headquarters or home (if going directly to destination) at or before 6:00 a.m.
Lunch is not a reimbursable expense for same-day travel.
Dinner is reimbursable when an employee is on travel status and arrives back to Headquarters or home (if returning directly from destination) at or after 7:00 p.m. For employees commencing travel after the close of business, but before 6:30 p.m., dinner reimbursement is allowed if the traveler would not be eligible for per diem.
*Meal reimbursements include tax & gratuity