*Updated December 31, 2019 at 10:35 a.m.*
gsa per diem rates 2020 &
If you're looking for GSA mileage rate 2020, look no further. Here are the 2020 s:
- 57.5 cents per mile for business use, down 1/2 of a percent from 58 cents last year
In 2020, the per diem rate is:
- $151 per day in the lower 48 states for regular (non high-cost) localities ($96 lodging, $55 meals and incidental expenses)
- A full list of all cities and per diems is located here: https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/per-diem-rates/per-diem-rates-lookup
However, you might now be wondering, what's the difference between a low-cost and a high-cost city?
That's determined by the GSA. They make changes yearly based on historical data. That means that where you travel will determine your per diem. Some cities cost less to travel to and stay in than others. This per diem is meant to cover expenses for lodging and meals for federal travelers.
According to the GSA "FY 2020 Per Diem Highlights," most of the continental U.S. is covered by the standard CONUS per diem rate.
In 2020, there are 322 Non-Standard Areas (NSAs) that have per diem rates higher than the standard CONUS rate.
You can see which cities remain on the non-standard list here.
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gsa per diem - What does it mean for you?
What THESE PER DIEM MILEAGE RATES mean for employers:
If you're planning a trip, be sure to look up which cities are still on the list for NSAs (Non-Standard Areas). Then, make adjustments as necessary to your per diem calculations. It's a smart idea to be prepared.
What 2020 gsa per diem rates mean for our customers:
Because our per diem engine receives automatic updates from the GSA with the current year's rates, DATABASICS customers don't need to make any changes. Simply use our per diem management tool as usual.
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