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Travel Expenses

Travel expenses are expenses incurred while a taxpayer is working for their employer away from their tax home.  To be deductible, the travel expenses must be ordinary and necessary, plus they must not be personal or be prohibited by any section of the tax code.  IRS Publication 463 and Tax Topic 511 linked below provide useful information about travel expenses.

Truckers incur travel expenses while working on trips that are not considered local trips.  These travel expenses include, but are not limited to, meals and incidental expenses which can be a significant portion of a trucker's employee business expenses M&IE expenses are written off via the per diem deduction.


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