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Bhhester@bellsouth.net (talk|edits) said:

6 January 2007
What is the daily allowance per diem for a truck driver in Mississippi? Thanks, B. Hester

Deback (talk|edits) said:

January 6, 2007
The standard meal allowance is $39 per day. See page 33 for Mississippi in Publication 1542 for the meal rates in the high-cost areas (which is $44 per day).

Death&Taxes (talk|edits) said:

6 January 2007
http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=17943&contentType=GSA_BASIC is the GSA per diem site I keep in my favorites. For foreign: http://www.state.gov/m/a/als/prdm/ It is easier to me than trying to remember '1542.! Might be a great idea if all good reference urls could be collected here in one place. Anyone use Bigcharts to look up stock prices?

Deback (talk|edits) said:

January 6, 2007
I always print out the per diem chart from gsa.gov, so it is handy to grab when I need it. But, today, I printed out the pages from Pub 1542. Now I don't have to bend my head to the left to read it. Also, I usually use Yahoo's Historical Prices to look up stock prices.


Tim - In case you want to know, Pub 1542 is not available here yet.

Tdoyle (talk|edits) said:

January 6, 2007
It is now!  :-)

Deback (talk|edits) said:

January 6, 2007
Thanks! :)

Custcompdesign (talk|edits) said:

4 September 2007
I am wondering if anyone can help me. My son just started training with a major trucking company he thought that he was getting $325 training wage plus per diem while he was putting in his 275 hours of training. His pay has only been the equivalant of per diem per day. He call human resources and they said he gets one or the other not both. Can this be right? I have naver heard of such thing. Please help . . . . my son is basically working for $40 a day this cant be right can it

Bottom Line (talk|edits) said:

4 September 2007
Sounds wrong but review the paperwork your son signed to make sure they are not treating him as an independent contractor. You may want to contact your state's department of labor. (But beware, this may list him as a trouble maker with his "employer".)

Custcompdesign (talk|edits) said:

5 September 2007
Thank You : )

Kenned144 (talk|edits) said:

26 December 2007
My mate is being audited for 2003 and 04 taxes. The hold up at this point is that of the subsistance pay. He reported that he gets a subsistance pay which at that time was 25.00 paid only on the days that he works. It is up to 38.00 per day this year. Anyway, IRS says he owes because of the subsistance pay. Our company(big) says they pay well below the minimum amount that has to be reported. Where is the proof either way? And who is right? Thank you......


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