Per Diem Rates for CDL Drivers Set to Increase (2009)

Posted by Jeremy Reymer

on 10/12/09 6:24 PM

Per Diem Rates for CDL Drivers will RiseThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has raised the amount per day that the employer of a truck driver may reimburse the driver for meals and incidental expenses when the driver is away from home on travel.

This per diem amount, which has been $52 a day for several years, will go up to $59 a day. It represents a safe harbor for employers and drivers alike, since reimbursements up to that amount need not be documented by receipts or other evidence. Reimbursements over that amount must either be documented or will be considered income to the driver.

The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2010, for drivers for whom the employer has used the $52 amount during 2009, and on Oct. 1, 2009, (for amounts paid with respect to travel after Oct. 1), for other drivers.

The IRS published the change in Rev. Proc. 2009-47, which was issued Sept. 30.


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Topics: IRS, CDL Drivers

Driving Ambition is a premier CDL truck driver staffing company serving Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, and Tennessee. Since 2001, we have specialized in matching safe, experienced CDL drivers for our customers and great job opportunities for our professional truck drivers.

Our commitment to safety and building solid working relationships with both customers and CDL drivers has allowed us to earn an unparalleled reputation with our Proven Drivers and Exceptional Service.

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