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Meal Deductions for Furnished Meals

Travel on or after July 1, 2012 - Domestic and Foreign

Subsistence (M & IE) must be adjusted for meals furnished to the traveler by a third party or included in the registration fee.
A meal provided by a common carrier (air or train) or a complimentary meal provided by a hotel/motel (generally a breakfast) does not need to be deducted from the traveler's per diem.  NOTE: Continental Breakfasts are now considered a meal and must be deducted if provided by a third party or included in the registration fee.

The traveler's M&IE allowance must be adjusted by deducting the appropriate amount shown in the CONUS chart for travel within continental United States and the OCONUS chart for meal deductions outside the continental United States and foreign travel.

For meals provided on the day of departure and the last day of travel, the traveler must deduct the entire allocated meal cost from the decreased M&IE rate. The total amount of deductions made will not cause the traveler to receive less than the amount allowed for incidental expenses.

Travel before July 1, 2012 - Domestic and Foreign

Subsistence (M & IE) must be adjusted for meals furnished to the traveler by third party or included in the registration fee. 

Meals included in a train ticket or a complimentary meal (generally breakfast) provided by a hotel/motel must be deducted from the per diem.

MEAL PROVIDED PERCENTAGE
Breakfast (Excluding Continental Breakfast)** 25% of Full M & IE Rate
Lunch 25% of Full M & IE Rate
Dinner 50% of Full M & IE Rate

**A light breakfast consisting typically of coffee and rolls.

 State Rate Per Diem - Meal Deduction

MEAL PROVIDED PERCENTAGE
Breakfast 25% of Full M & IE Rate
Lunch 25% of Full M & IE Rate
Dinner 50% of Full M & IE Rate