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M&IE Reduction Table

The M&IE rate must be adjusted for a meal(s) furnished by the Government. The adjustment must be made in situations where a meal is provided directly by the Government or when a meal(s) is provided as part of a conference or meeting for which the Government pays or reimburses a registration fee for the participant. The adjustment to the M&IE is made by deducting the appropriate amount for the meal provided as shown in the following chart. This chart is used for deductions to M&IE when the travel is within the contiguous 48 States and the District of Columbia. The total amount of deductions should never cause a traveler to receive less than the amount allowed for incidental expenses.

(For adjustments of per diem for travel outside the contiguous 48 States and the District of Columbia, use the table found in Appendix B of Chapter 301 of the Federal Travel Regulation. Appendix B is found through the following link: GSA Link

Meals and Incidental Expense (M&IE) Reduction Table
Amount that must be deducted from M&IE when meal(s) are provided by Federal Government or paid by the Government as part of a registration fee.


Last Updated: 11/29/2007