Employees on business trips lasting one day or less, but more than 35 miles from their official station and place of residence, will be eligible for reimbursement of $5.00 for breakfast and/or $12.00 for dinner without a receipt. Based on departure and return times travelers are entitled to reimbursement for breakfast if they have to leave at least one hour prior to their normal work start time, and/or for dinner if they return at least two hours later than their normal work ending time.
Travelers with meal receipts can be reimbursed up to the maximum amount of the meal per diem allowance specified for the particular area of travel. The meal per diem allowance is apportioned for breakfast and dinner. For current meal allowances go to: per diem. Day trip meal reimbursements are reportable as income to the IRS and are subject to withholding taxes.