tax quest about per diem for feeder driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by renoroaddog, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. renoroaddog

    renoroaddog Guest

    I'm a feeder driver in reno that works under the d.o.t hrs of service regulations. some of my co workers say that we qualify for the per diem tax deduction and some say no.

    same goes with a couple tax people i spoke with. some say yes since we are under dot and some say no cause we are not gone overnight. ( i am not a layover driver)

    I have already searched 3 books and website and can not find a definitive answer to this question.

    I'd hate to take an almost $8000 ded ( 200 X $52 X .75 ) and get audited and have it disallowed and face penalties and interest.

    any ideas, input, suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. Indywheeler

    Indywheeler New Member

    Any answers to this yet?
  3. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    There is no definitive answer. It is exactly as you say. Half the CPA's say we can take it, half say we cannot.
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    If I were a team driver, I would do the per diem. I am not, so I will not.

    I believe that the per diem deduction is for expenses for drivers that live out of their truck. Coming home every night pretty much eliminates that.
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Personal meals are no longer allowed as a business expense unless you spend the night away from home and then at only 50% ... I don't know if that applies to your situation.
  6. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Ask upstate-----he knows everything
  7. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    The OP is from 2008.......
  8. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Think he got an answer yet? If not he's way late on filing.