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Income tax preparation Publication 80 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders Calendar Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 80 (Circular SS), such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Income tax preparation irs. Income tax preparation gov/pub80. Income tax preparation What's New Social security and Medicare tax for 2014. Income tax preparation  The social security tax rate is 6. Income tax preparation 2% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Income tax preparation The social security wage base limit is $117,000. Income tax preparation The Medicare tax rate is 1. Income tax preparation 45% each for the employee and employer, unchanged from 2013. Income tax preparation There is no wage base limit for Medicare tax. Income tax preparation Social security and Medicare taxes apply to the wages of household workers you pay $1,900 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Income tax preparation Social security and Medicare taxes apply to election workers who are paid $1,600 or more in cash or an equivalent form of compensation. Income tax preparation Change of responsible party. Income tax preparation . Income tax preparation  Beginning January 1, 2014, any entity with an employer identification number (EIN) must file Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business, to report the latest change to its responsible party. Income tax preparation Form 8822-B must be filed within 60 days of the change. Income tax preparation If the change in the identity of your responsible party occurred before 2014, and you have not previously notified the IRS of the change, file Form 8822-B before March 1, 2014, reporting only the most recent change. Income tax preparation For a definition of “responsible party”, see the Form 8822-B instructions. Income tax preparation Same-sex marriage. Income tax preparation  For federal tax purposes, individuals of the same sex are considered married if they were lawfully married in a state (or foreign country) whose laws authorize the marriage of two individuals of the same sex, even if the state (or foreign country) in which they now live does not recognize same-sex marriage. Income tax preparation For more information, see Revenue Ruling 2013-17, 2013-38 I. Income tax preparation R. Income tax preparation B. Income tax preparation 201, available at www. Income tax preparation irs. Income tax preparation gov/irb/2013-38_IRB/ar07. Income tax preparation html. Income tax preparation Notice 2013-61 provides special administrative procedures for employers to make claims for refund or adjustments of overpayments of social security and Medicare taxes with respect to certain same-sex spouse benefits before expiration of the period of limitations. Income tax preparation Notice 2013-61, 2013-44 I. Income tax preparation R. Income tax preparation B. Income tax preparation 432, is available at www. Income tax preparation irs. Income tax preparation gov/irb/2013-44_IRB/ar10. Income tax preparation html. Income tax preparation Reminders Additional Medicare Tax withholding. Income tax preparation  In addition to withholding Medicare tax at 1. Income tax preparation 45%, you must withhold a 0. Income tax preparation 9% Additional Medicare Tax from wages you pay to an employee in excess of $200,000 in a calendar year. Income tax preparation You are required to begin withholding Additional Medicare Tax in the pay period in which you pay wages in excess of $200,000 to an employee and continue to withhold it each pay period until the end of the calendar year. Income tax preparation Additional Medicare Tax is only imposed on the employee. Income tax preparation There is no employer share of Additional Medicare Tax. Income tax preparation All wages that are subject to Medicare tax are subject to Additional Medicare Tax withholding if paid in excess of the $200,000 withholding threshold. Income tax preparation For more information on what wages are subject to Medicare tax, see the chart, Special Rules for Various Types of Employment and Payments , in section 12. Income tax preparation For more information on Additional Medicare Tax, visit IRS. Income tax preparation gov and enter “Additional Medicare Tax” in the search box. Income tax preparation Work opportunity tax credit for qualified tax-exempt organizations hiring qualified veterans. Income tax preparation  The work opportunity tax credit is available for eligible unemployed veterans who begin work on or after November 22, 2011, and before January 1, 2014. Income tax preparation Qualified tax-exempt organizations that hire eligible unemployed veterans can claim the work opportunity tax credit against their payroll tax liability using Form 5884-C, Work Opportunity Credit for Qualified Tax-Exempt Organizations Hiring Qualified Veterans. Income tax preparation For more information, visit IRS. Income tax preparation gov and enter “work opportunity tax credit” in the search box. Income tax preparation Outsourcing payroll duties. Income tax preparation  Employers are responsible to ensure that tax returns are filed and deposits and payments are made, even if the employer contracts with a third party to perform these acts. Income tax preparation The employer remains responsible if the third party fails to perform any required action. Income tax preparation If you choose to outsource any of your payroll and related tax duties (that is, withholding, reporting, and paying over social security, Medicare, FUTA, and income taxes) to a third-party payer such as a payroll service provider or reporting agent, visit IRS. Income tax preparation gov and enter “outsourcing payroll duties” in the search box for helpful information on this topic. Income tax preparation Residents of the Philippines working in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Income tax preparation  The IRS will not assert that an employer has understated liability for social security and Medicare taxes because they failed to treat services performed before January 1, 2015, in the CNMI by a resident of the Philippines as employment as defined under Internal Revenue Code section 3121(b). Income tax preparation For more information, see Announcement 2012-43, 2012-51 I. Income tax preparation R. Income tax preparation B. Income tax preparation 723, available at www. Income tax preparation irs. Income tax preparation gov/irb/2012-51_IRB/ar15. Income tax preparation html. Income tax preparation CNMI government employees now subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Income tax preparation  Beginning in the fourth calendar quarter of 2012, CNMI government employees are subject to social security and Medicare taxes. Income tax preparation COBRA premium assistance credit. Income tax preparation  The credit for COBRA premium assistance payments applies to premiums paid for employees involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008 and May 31, 2010, and to premiums paid for up to 15 months. Income tax preparation See COBRA premium assistance credit in Publication 15 (Circular E), Employer's Tax Guide. Income tax preparation You can get Publication 15 (Circular E) at IRS. Income tax preparation gov. Income tax preparation You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944. Income tax preparation  If you have been filing Forms 941-SS and believe your employment taxes for the calendar year will be $1,000 or less, and you would like to file Form 944, Employer's ANNUAL Federal Tax Return, instead of Forms 941-SS, you must contact the IRS to request to file Form 944. Income tax preparation You must receive written notice from the IRS to file Form 944 instead of Forms 941-SS before you may file this form. Income tax preparation For more information on requesting to file Form 944 visit IRS. Income tax preparation gov and enter “file employment taxes annually” in the search box. Income tax preparation Federal employers in the CNMI. Income tax preparation  The U. Income tax preparation S. Income tax preparation Treasury Department and the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation entered into an agreement under 5 USC 5517 in December 2006. Income tax preparation Under this agreement, all federal employers (including the Department of Defense) are required to withhold CNMI income taxes (rather than federal income taxes) and deposit the CNMI taxes with the CNMI Treasury for employees who are subject to CNMI taxes and whose regular place of federal employment is in the CNMI. Income tax preparation Federal employers are also required to file quarterly and annual reports with the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation. Income tax preparation For questions, contact the CNMI Division of Revenue and Taxation. Income tax preparation Change of address. Income tax preparation  Use Form 8822-B to notify the IRS of an address change. Income tax preparation Do not mail Form 8822-B with your employment tax return. Income tax preparation Federal tax deposits must be made by electronic funds transfer. Income tax preparation  You must use electronic funds transfer to make all federal tax deposits. Income tax preparation Generally, electronic fund transfers are made using the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). Income tax preparation If you do not want to use EFTPS, you can arrange for your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other trusted third party to make electronic deposits on your behalf. Income tax preparation Also, you may arrange for your financial institution to initiate a same-day wire payment on your behalf. Income tax preparation EFTPS is a free service provided by the Department of Treasury. Income tax preparation Services provided by your tax professional, financial institution, payroll service, or other third party may have a fee. Income tax preparation For more information on making federal tax deposits, see How To Deposit in section 8. Income tax preparation For more information about EFTPS or to enroll in EFTPS, visit the EFTPS website at www. Income tax preparation eftps. Income tax preparation gov or call 1-800-555-4477 (U. Income tax preparation S. Income tax preparation Virgin Islands only) or 303-967-5916 (toll call) or 1-800-733-4829 (TDD). Income tax preparation Additional information about EFTPS is also available in Publication 966, Electronic Federal Tax Payment System: A Guide To Getting Started. Income tax preparation Electronic filing and payment. Income tax preparation  Using electronic options can make filing a return and paying your federal tax easier. Income tax preparation Use the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to make deposits or pay in full, whether you rely on a tax professional or prepare your own taxes. Income tax preparation You can use IRS e-file to file certain returns. Income tax preparation If there is a balance due on the return, you can e-file and e-pay in a single step by authorizing an electronic funds withdrawal (EFW) from your bank account while e-filing. Income tax preparation Do not use EFW to pay taxes that are required to be deposited. Income tax preparation Visit the IRS website at www. Income tax preparation irs. Income tax preparation gov/efile for more information on filing electronically. Income tax preparation For more information on paying your taxes using EFW, visit the IRS website at www. Income tax preparation irs. Income tax preparation gov/e-pay. Income tax preparation A fee may be charged to file electronically. Income tax preparation For EFTPS, visit www. Income tax preparation eftps. Income tax preparation gov or call EFTPS Customer Service at 1-800-555-4477 (U. Income tax preparation S. Income tax preparation Virgin Islands only) or 303-967-5916 (toll call). Income tax preparation For electronic filing of Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, W-2VI, Wage and Tax Statements; W-3SS, Transmittal of Wage and Tax Statements; and W-2c, Corrected Wage and Tax Statement, visit www. Income tax preparation socialsecurity. Income tax preparation gov/employer. Income tax preparation If you are filing your tax return or paying your federal taxes electronically, a valid EIN is required. Income tax preparation If a valid EIN is not provided, the return or payment will not be processed. Income tax preparation This may result in penalties and delays in processing your return or payment. Income tax preparation Electronic option for filing Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. Income tax preparation  Employers in American Samoa, the CNMI, Guam, and the U. Income tax preparation S. Income tax preparation Virgin Islands can now use the Social Security Administration's W-2 Online service to create, save, print, and submit up to 50 Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI at a time over the Internet. Income tax preparation Form W-3SS will be generated automatically based on your Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. Income tax preparation For more information, visit Social Security Administration's SSA website at www. Income tax preparation ssa. Income tax preparation gov/bso/bsowelcome. Income tax preparation htm. Income tax preparation Credit or debit card payments. Income tax preparation  For information on paying your taxes with a credit or debit card, visit the IRS website at www. Income tax preparation irs. Income tax preparation gov/e-pay. Income tax preparation However, do not use credit or debit cards to make federal tax deposits. Income tax preparation Hiring new employees. Income tax preparation  Record the number and name from each new employee's social security card. Income tax preparation An employee who does not have a social security card should apply for one on Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card. Income tax preparation See section 3. Income tax preparation Reporting discrepancies between Forms 941-SS (or Form 944) and Forms W-2. Income tax preparation  File Schedule D (Form 941), Report of Discrepancies Caused by Acquisitions, Statutory Mergers, or Consolidations, to explain certain wage, tax, and payment discrepancies between Forms 941-SS (or Form 944), and Forms W-2 that were caused by acquisitions, statutory mergers, or consolidations. Income tax preparation For more information, see the Instructions for Schedule D (Form 941). Income tax preparation Apply for an employer identification number (EIN) online. Income tax preparation  You can apply for an EIN online by visiting IRS. Income tax preparation gov and clicking on the Apply for an EIN Online link under Tools. Income tax preparation Dishonored payments. Income tax preparation  Any form of payment that is dishonored and returned from a financial institution is subject to a penalty. Income tax preparation The penalty is $25 or 2% of the payment, whichever is more. Income tax preparation However, the penalty on dishonored payments of $24. Income tax preparation 99 or less is an amount equal to the payment. Income tax preparation For example, a dishonored payment of $18 is charged a penalty of $18. Income tax preparation Private delivery services. Income tax preparation  You can use certain private delivery services designated by the IRS to send tax returns or payments. Income tax preparation The list includes only the following: DHL Express (DHL): DHL Same Day Service. Income tax preparation Federal Express (FedEx): FedEx Priority Overnight, FedEx Standard Overnight, FedEx 2Day, FedEx International Priority, and FedEx International First. Income tax preparation United Parcel Service (UPS): UPS Next Day Air, UPS Next Day Air Saver, UPS 2nd Day Air, UPS 2nd Day Air A. Income tax preparation M. Income tax preparation , UPS Worldwide Express Plus, and UPS Worldwide Express. Income tax preparation For the IRS mailing address to use if you are using a private delivery service, go to IRS. Income tax preparation gov and enter “private delivery service” in the search box. Income tax preparation Your private delivery service can tell you how to get written proof of the mailing date. Income tax preparation Private delivery services cannot deliver items to P. Income tax preparation O. Income tax preparation boxes. Income tax preparation You must use the U. Income tax preparation S. Income tax preparation Postal Service to mail any item to an IRS P. Income tax preparation O. Income tax preparation box address. Income tax preparation Recordkeeping. Income tax preparation  Keep all records of employment taxes for 4 years. Income tax preparation These should be available for IRS review. Income tax preparation There is no required format for such records, but they should include your EIN; the amounts and dates of all wage payments (including fringe benefits) and tips reported; the names, addresses, and occupations of employees receiving such payments and their social security numbers; copies of returns filed; dates of employment; and the dates and amounts of deposits made. Income tax preparation Farm employers must keep a record of the name, permanent address, and EIN of each crew leader. Income tax preparation See Farm Crew Leaders in section 2. Income tax preparation Disregarded entities and qualified subchapter S subsidiaries (QSubs). Income tax preparation  Eligible single-owner disregarded entities and QSubs are treated as separate entities for employment tax purposes. Income tax preparation Eligible single-member entities that have not elected to be taxed as corporations must report and pay employment taxes on wages paid to their employees using the entities' own names and EINs. Income tax preparation See Regulations sections 1. Income tax preparation 1361-4(a)(7) and 301. Income tax preparation 7701-2(c)(2)(iv). Income tax preparation Photographs of missing children. Income tax preparation  The IRS is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Income tax preparation Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Income tax preparation You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Income tax preparation Calendar   If any date for filing a return, furnishing a form, or depositing taxes falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is the next business day. Income tax preparation A statewide legal holiday delays a filing due date only if the IRS office where you are required to file is located in that state. Income tax preparation However, a statewide legal holiday does not delay the due date of federal tax deposits. Income tax preparation See Deposits on Business Days Only in section 8. Income tax preparation For any filing due date, you will meet the “file” or “furnish” requirement if the envelope containing the return or form is properly addressed, contains sufficient postage, and is postmarked by the U. Income tax preparation S. Income tax preparation Postal Service on or before the due date, or sent by an IRS-designated delivery service on or before the due date. Income tax preparation See Private delivery services under Reminders. Income tax preparation The following are important dates and responsibilities. Income tax preparation Also see Publication 509, Tax Calendars. Income tax preparation By January 31. Income tax preparation   Furnish wage and tax statements to employees. Income tax preparation Give each employee a completed Form W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI. Income tax preparation See section 10 for more information. Income tax preparation File Form 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees, with the IRS. Income tax preparation If you deposited all Form 943 taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. Income tax preparation U. Income tax preparation S. Income tax preparation Virgin Islands employers only must file Form 940, Employer's Annual Federal Unemployment (FUTA) Tax Return, with the IRS. Income tax preparation Pay or deposit (if more than $500) any balance of the tax due. Income tax preparation If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. Income tax preparation File Form 944 with the IRS if you were notified by the IRS to file Form 944 instead of quarterly Forms 941-SS. Income tax preparation If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. Income tax preparation By February 28. Income tax preparation  File paper wage and tax statements with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Income tax preparation File Copy A of Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI, and Form W-3SS with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Income tax preparation For electronically filed returns, see By March 31 next. Income tax preparation By March 31. Income tax preparation  File electronic Forms W-2AS, W-2CM, W-2GU, or W-2VI with the SSA. Income tax preparation Visit the SSA's Reporting Instructions & Information webpage at www. Income tax preparation socialsecurity. Income tax preparation gov/employer for more information. Income tax preparation By April 30, July 31, October 31, and January 31. Income tax preparation  File Form 941-SS with the IRS. Income tax preparation If you deposited the full amount of taxes when due, you have 10 additional calendar days to file. Income tax preparation Do not file Forms 941-SS for these quarters if you have been notified to file Form 944 and you did not request to file quarterly Forms 941-SS. Income tax preparation Deposit FUTA tax for the quarter (including any amount carried over from other quarters) if over $500. Income tax preparation If $500 or less, carry it over to the next quarter. Income tax preparation See section 11 for more information. Income tax preparation Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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Income tax preparation Publication 1542 - Main Content Table of Contents How To Use Per Diem Rate TablesThe Two Substantiation Methods Transition Rules Per Diem Rate Tables How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Income tax preparation How To Use Per Diem Rate Tables This section contains information about the per diem rate substantiation methods available and the choice of rates you must make for the last 3 months of the year. Income tax preparation The Two Substantiation Methods The tables in this publication reflect the high-low substantiation method and the regular federal per diem rate method. Income tax preparation High-low method. Income tax preparation   Tables 1 and 2 in this publication list the localities that are treated under the high-low substantiation method as high-cost localities for all or part of the year. Income tax preparation Table 1 lists the localities that are eligible for $233 ($65 meals and incidental expenses (M&IE)) per diem, effective October 1, 2010. Income tax preparation For travel on or after October 1, 2010, all other localities within CONUS are eligible for $160 ($52 M&IE) per diem under the high-low method. Income tax preparation    Table 2 lists the localities that are eligible for $242 ($65 M&IE) per diem, effective October 1, 2011. Income tax preparation For travel on or after October 1, 2011, the per diem for all other localities decreases to $163 ($52 M&IE). Income tax preparation Regular federal per diem rate method. Income tax preparation   Tables 3 and 4 give the regular federal per diem rates published by the General Services Administration (GSA). Income tax preparation Both tables include the separate rate for meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) for each locality. Income tax preparation The rates listed in Table 3 are effective October 1, 2010; those in Table 4 are effective October 1, 2011. Income tax preparation The standard rate for all locations within CONUS not specifically listed in Table 3 is $123 ($77 for lodging and $46 for M&IE). Income tax preparation For Table 4, this rate is $123 ($77 for lodging and $46 for M&IE). Income tax preparation Transition Rules The transition period covers the last 3 months of the calendar year, from the time that new rates are effective (generally October 1) through December 31. Income tax preparation During this period, you generally may change to the new rates or finish out the year with the rates you had been using. Income tax preparation High-low method. Income tax preparation   If you use the high-low substantiation method for an employee, when new rates become effective (generally October 1) you can either continue with the rates you used for the first part of the year or change to the new rates. Income tax preparation However, you must continue using the high-low method for that employee for the rest of the calendar year (through December 31). Income tax preparation Also, you must use the same rates for all employees reimbursed under the high-low method during that calendar year. Income tax preparation   For example, Employee A travels extensively during March and April of 2012, and you determine A's travel allowance (reimbursement) using the high-low method (Table 2). Income tax preparation Employee A does not travel again until November 2012. Income tax preparation For A's November trip and any others during the remainder of 2012, you may continue using the same set of rates (Table 2) or change to the new rates that generally will be effective in October. Income tax preparation Assume that two of your other employees, B and C, are also reimbursed under the high-low method—your choice of rates must also apply to them. Income tax preparation   For Employee A's travel on or after January 1, 2013, you must use the rates in effect for 2013, but may either continue with the high-low method or choose the regular federal per diem rate method. Income tax preparation The choice of method stays in effect for the entire 2013 calendar year. Income tax preparation   The new rates and localities for the high-low method are included each year in a revenue procedure that is generally published in mid- to late-September. Income tax preparation You can find the revenue procedure in the weekly Internal Revenue Bulletin (IRB) on the Internet at www. Income tax preparation irs. Income tax preparation gov/irb. Income tax preparation Federal per diem rate method. Income tax preparation   New CONUS per diem rates become effective on October 1 of each year and remain in effect through September 30 of the following year. Income tax preparation Employees being reimbursed under the per diem rate method during the first 9 months of a year (January 1–September 30) must continue under the same method through the end of that calendar year (December 31). Income tax preparation However, for travel by these employees from October 1 through December 31, you can choose to continue using the same per diem rates or use the new rates. Income tax preparation Your choice applies to all employees reimbursed under the per diem rate method during that calendar year. Income tax preparation Just as for the high-low method, you must continue using the same method for an employee for the entire calendar year. Income tax preparation   For example, Employees P and Q attend an industry conference in February 2012, and you reimburse their expenses using the per diem rate method (Table 4). Income tax preparation Employee P attends other conferences in July (reimbursed using Table 4) and December 2012, while Employee Q's only other travel occurs in October 2012. Income tax preparation When determining Q's travel allowance for the October travel, you must decide whether to continue with the old (Table 4) rates or adopt the new ones effective October 1, 2012. Income tax preparation Your choice of rates will also apply to Employee P's December travel. Income tax preparation Both employees must continue being reimbursed under the per diem rate method for travel through December 31, 2012. Income tax preparation You can choose a new method for either or both employees; this choice will become effective on January 1, 2013. Income tax preparation   The new federal CONUS per diem rates are published each year, generally early in September, on the Internet. Income tax preparation Go to www. Income tax preparation gsa. Income tax preparation gov/perdiem. Income tax preparation Per diem rates for localities listed in Table 4 may change at any time during the rest of 2011 or 2012. Income tax preparation To be sure you have the most current rate, check IRS. Income tax preparation gov for an updated Publication 1542, the other Internet website listed earlier under Per diem rates on the Internet, or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Income tax preparation Per Diem Rate Tables Table 1. Income tax preparation Localities Eligible for $233 ($65 M&IE) Per Diem Amount Under the High-Low Substantiation Method (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011)1,2 Note: The standard (“low”) rate of $160 ($108 for lodging and $52 for M&IE) applies to all locations within the continental United States (CONUS) not specifically listed below or encompassed by the boundary definition of a listed point. Income tax preparation Per Diem Locality Effective Date of State Key City County and/or Other Defined Location $233 Rate AZ Phoenix, Scottsdale Maricopa 1/1 - 5/31   Sedona City limits of Sedona 3/1 - 4/30 CA Monterey Monterey All year   Napa Napa 4/1 - 9/30 10/1 - 11/30   San Diego San Diego All year   San Francisco San Francisco All year   Santa Barbara Santa Barbara All year   Santa Monica City limits of Santa Monica All year   South Lake Tahoe El Dorado All year   Yosemite National Park Mariposa All year CO Aspen Pitkin 1/1 - 3/31 6/1 - 8/31 12/1 - 12/31   Denver, Aurora Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson All year   Silverthorne, Breckenridge Summit 1/1 - 3/31 12/1 - 12/31   Steamboat Springs Routt 1/1 - 3/31 12/1 - 12/31   Telluride San Miguel 1/1 - 3/31 12/1 - 12/31   Vail Eagle 1/1 - 8/31 12/1 - 12/31 DC Washington, DC (also the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington and Fairfax, in Virginia; and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland)   All year FL Fort Lauderdale Broward 1/1 - 5/31   Fort Walton Beach, DeFuniak Springs Okaloosa, Walton 6/1 - 7/31   Key West Monroe All year   Miami Miami-Dade 1/1 - 3/31 12/1 - 12/31   Naples Collier 1/1 - 4/30 IL Chicago Cook, Lake All year LA New Orleans Orleans, St. Income tax preparation Bernard, Jefferson, Plaquemines Parishes 1/1 - 6/30 10/1 - 12/31 MA Boston, Cambridge Suffolk, City of Cambridge All year   Falmouth City limits of Falmouth 7/1 - 8/31   Martha's Vineyard Dukes 7/1 - 8/31   Nantucket Nantucket 6/1 - 9/30 MD Counties of Montgomery and Prince George's   All year Table 1. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Effective Date of State Key City County and/or Other Defined Location $233 Rate MD Baltimore Baltimore City 3/1 - 9/30 10/1 - 11/30   Cambridge, St. Income tax preparation Michaels Dorchester, Talbot 6/1 - 8/31   Ocean City Worcester 6/1 - 8/31 ME Bar Harbor Hancock 7/1 - 8/31 NC Kill Devil Dare 6/1 - 8/31 NH Conway Carroll 7/1 - 8/31 NY Floral Park, Garden City, Great Neck Nassau All year   Glens Falls Warren 7/1 - 8/31   Lake Placid Essex 7/1 - 8/31   Manhattan (includes the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island) Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond All year   Riverhead, Ronkonkoma, Melville Suffolk 6/1 - 8/31   Saratoga Springs, Schenectady Saratoga, Schenectady 7/1 - 8/31   Tarrytown, White Plains, New Rochelle Westchester All year PA Philadelphia Philadelphia All year RI Jamestown, Middletown, Newport Newport 5/1 - 9/30 10/1 - 10/31 UT Park City Summit 1/1 - 3/31 VA Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax; Counties of Arlington and Fairfax   All year   Virginia Beach City of Virginia Beach 6/1 - 8/31 VT Stowe Lamoille 1/1 - 3/31 6/1 - 12/31 WA Seattle King All year WY Jackson, Pinedale Teton, Sublette 7/1 - 8/31 1 Transition rule. Income tax preparation A payor who uses the high-low substantiation method  in Table 1 for an employee during the first 9 months of calendar year 2011 must continue to use the high-low substantiation method for the remainder  of calendar year 2011 for that employee. Income tax preparation For travel on or after October 1, 2011, and before January 1, 2012, the payor may continue to use the rates and high-cost localities published in Table 1 or the updated rates and high-cost localities published in the revenue procedure that supersedes Revenue Procedure 2010-39, as long as those rates and localities are used consistently during this period for all employees reimbursed under this method. Income tax preparation See Transition Rules under How To Use Per Diem Rate Tables for an example. Income tax preparation    2 Revenue Procedure 2010-39 in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2010-42. Income tax preparation Table 2. Income tax preparation Localities Eligible for $242 ($65 M&IE) Per Diem Amount Under the High-Low Substantiation Method (Effective October 1, 2011)1,2 Note: The standard (“low”) rate of $163 ($111 for lodging and $52 for M&IE) applies to all locations within the continental United States (CONUS) not specifically listed below or encompassed by the boundary definition of a listed point. Income tax preparation Per Diem Locality Effective Date of State Key City County and/or Other Defined Location $242 Rate AZ Sedona City limits of Sedona 3/1 - 4/30 CA Monterey Monterey All year   Napa Napa 4/1 - 9/30 10/1 - 11/30   San Diego San Diego All year   San Francisco San Francisco All year   Santa Barbara Santa Barbara All year   Santa Monica City limits of Santa Monica All year   Yosemite National Park Mariposa 6/1 - 8/31 CO Aspen Pitkin 1/1 - 3/31 6/1 - 8/31 12/1 - 12/31   Denver, Aurora Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson All year   Steamboat Springs Routt 1/1 - 3/31 12/1 - 12/31   Telluride San Miguel 1/1 - 3/31 12/1 - 12/31   Vail Eagle 1/1 - 8/31 12/1 - 12/31 DC Washington, DC (also the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, and Falls Church, and the counties of Arlington and Fairfax, in Virginia; and the counties of Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland)   All year FL Fort Lauderdale Broward 1/1 - 5/31   Fort Walton Beach, DeFuniak Springs Okaloosa, Walton 6/1 - 7/31   Key West Monroe All year   Miami Miami-Dade 1/1 - 3/31 12/1 - 12/31   Naples Collier 1/1 - 4/30 IL Chicago Cook, Lake 4/1 - 9/30 10/1 - 11/30 LA New Orleans Orleans, St. Income tax preparation Bernard, Jefferson, Plaquemines Parishes 1/1 - 6/30 10/1 - 12/31 MA Boston, Cambridge Suffolk, City of Cambridge All year   Falmouth City limits of Falmouth 7/1 - 8/31   Martha's Vineyard Dukes 7/1 - 8/31   Nantucket Nantucket 6/1 - 9/30 Table 2. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Effective Date of State Key City County and/or Other Defined Location $242 Rate MD Counties of Montgomery and Prince George's   All year   Baltimore Baltimore City 3/1 - 9/30 10/1 - 11/30   Cambridge, St. Income tax preparation Michaels Dorchester, Talbot 6/1 - 8/31   Ocean City Worcester 6/1 - 8/31 ME Bar Harbor Hancock 7/1 - 8/31 NC Kill Devil Dare 6/1 - 8/31 NH Conway Carroll 7/1 - 8/31 NY Floral Park, Garden City, Great Neck Nassau All year   Glens Falls Warren 7/1 - 8/31   Lake Placid Essex 7/1 - 8/31   Manhattan (includes the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island) Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond All year   Saratoga Springs, Schenectady Saratoga, Schenectady 7/1 - 8/31   Tarrytown, White Plains, New Rochelle Westchester All year PA Philadelphia Philadelphia All year RI Jamestown, Middletown, Newport Newport 5/1 - 9/30 10/1 - 10/31 UT Park City Summit 1/1 - 3/31 VA Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, and Fairfax; Counties of Arlington and Fairfax   All year   Virginia Beach City of Virginia Beach 6/1 - 8/31 WA Seattle King All year WY Jackson, Pinedale Teton, Sublette 7/1 - 8/31 1 Transition rule. Income tax preparation A payor who uses the high-low substantiation method  in Table 2 for an employee during the first 9 months of calendar year 2012 must continue to use the high-low substantiation method for the remainder  of calendar year 2012 for that employee. Income tax preparation For travel on or after October 1, 2012, and before January 1, 2013, the payor may continue to use the rates and high-cost localities published in Table 2 or the updated rates and high-cost localities published in the revenue procedure that supersedes Revenue Procedure 2011-47 and Notice 2011-81, as long as those rates and localities are used consistently during this period for all employees reimbursed under this method. Income tax preparation See Transition Rules under How To Use Per Diem Rate Tables for an example. Income tax preparation    2 Revenue Procedure 2011-47 and Notice 2011-81 in Internal Revenue Bulletin 2011-42. Income tax preparation Table 3. Income tax preparation Maximum Federal Per Diem Rates (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011)1 Note: The standard rate of $123 ($77 for lodging and $46 for M&IE) applies to all locations within the continental United States (CONUS) not specifically listed below or encompassed by the boundary definition of a listed point. Income tax preparation However, the standard CONUS rate applies to all locations within CONUS, including those defined below, for certain relocation allowances. Income tax preparation (See parts 302-2, 302-4, and 302-5 of 41 CFR. Income tax preparation ) Table 4 lists all per diem rates alphabetically by state abbreviation. Income tax preparation Click on a link below to find rates for your state: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas , Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate AL Birmingham Jefferson, Shelby All year $88   $56   $144     Gulf Shores Baldwin 1/1 - 5/31 101   51   152         6/1 - 7/31 126   51   177         8/1 - 12/31 101   51   152     Huntsville Madison, Limestone All year 86   51   137     Mobile Mobile 1/1 - 2/28 98   51   149         3/1 - 12/31 90   51   141   AR Hot Springs Garland All year 101   46   147     Little Rock Pulaski All year 88   61   149   AZ Grand Canyon, Flagstaff Coconino (except city limits of Sedona), Yavapai 1/1 - 2/28 77   66   143         3/1 - 10/31 95   66   161         11/1 - 12/31 77   66   143     Kayenta Navajo 1/1 - 4/30 77   46   123         5/1 - 9/30 89   46   135         10/1 - 12/31 77   46   123     Phoenix, Scottsdale Maricopa 1/1 - 5/31 126   71   197         6/1 - 8/31 81   71   152         9/1 - 12/31 106   71   177     Sedona City limits of Sedona 1/1 - 2/28 129   66   195         3/1 - 4/30 145   66   211         5/1 - 12/31 129   66   195     Sierra Vista Cochise All year 81   46   127     Tucson Pima 1/1 - 1/31 93   56   149         2/1 - 5/31 111   56   167         6/1 - 8/31 77   56   133         9/1 - 12/31 93   56   149     Yuma Yuma All year 81   46   127   CA Antioch, Brentwood, Concord Contra Costa All year 101   66   167     Barstow, Ontario, Victorville San Bernardino Before 4/01/11 83   56   139         After 3/31/11 99   56   155     Benicia, Dixon, Fairfield Solano All year 84   56   140     Death Valley Inyo All year 92   46   138     Eureka, Arcata, Humboldt 1/1 - 5/31 82   61   143     McKinleyville   6/1 - 8/31 92   61   153         9/1 - 12/31 82   61   143     Fresno Fresno All year 91   61   152     Los Angeles Los Angeles (except the city of Santa Monica), Orange, Ventura; Edwards AFB All year 123   71   194     Mammoth Lakes Mono All year 116   61   177   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate CA Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato Marin All year $106   $56   $162     Modesto Stanislaus All year 85   51   136     Monterey Monterey 1/1 - 6/30 126   71   197         7/1 - 8/31 152   71   223         9/1 - 12/31 126   71   197     Napa Napa 1/1 - 3/31 107   66   173         4/1 - 11/30 142   66   208         12/1 - 12/31 107   66   173     Oakhurst Madera 1/1 - 4/30 78   56   134         5/1 - 8/31 92   56   148         9/1 - 12/31 78   56   134     Oakland Alameda All year 94   61   155     Palm Springs Riverside 1/1 - 4/30 120   71   191         5/1 - 8/31 90   71   161         9/1 - 12/31 104   71   175     Point Arena, Gualala Mendocino All year 88   66   154     Redding Shasta All year 87   61   148     Sacramento Sacramento All year 101   61   162     San Diego San Diego All year 131   71   202     San Francisco San Francisco Before 1/1/11:                   10/1 - 10/31 174   71   245         11/1 - 12/31 142   71   213         After 12/31/10:                   1/1 - 3/31 142   71   213         4/1 - 8/31 150   71   221         9/1 - 12/31 180   71   251     San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo 1/1 - 6/30 104   66   170         7/1 - 8/31 121   66   187         9/1 - 12/31 104   66   170     San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont San Mateo All year 108   61   169     Santa Barbara Santa Barbara 1/1 - 6/30 143   66   209         7/1 - 8/31 172   66   238         9/1 - 12/31 143   66   209     Santa Cruz Santa Cruz All year 93   66   159     Santa Monica City limits of Santa Monica All year 180   71   251     Santa Rosa Sonoma All year 109   61   170     South Lake Tahoe El Dorado All year 125   71   196     Stockton San Joaquin All year 80   56   136     Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, San Jose Santa Clara All year 116   56   172     Tahoe City Placer All year 87   61   148     Truckee Nevada 1/1 - 2/28 113   71   184         3/1 - 11/30 96   71   167         12/1 - 12/31 113   71   184     Visalia, Lemoore Tulare, Kings All year 83   61   144     West Sacramento Yolo All year 91   51   142     Yosemite National Mariposa 1/1 - 5/31 129   71   200     Park   6/1 - 8/31 162   71   233         9/1 - 12/31 129   71   200   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate CO Aspen Pitkin 1/1 - 3/31 $202   $71   $273         4/1 - 5/31 107   71   178         6/1 - 8/31 143   71   214         9/1 - 11/30 103   71   174         12/1 - 12/31 202   71   273     Boulder, Broomfield Boulder, Broomfield All year 104   61   165     Colorado Springs El Paso All year 84   66   150     Cortez Montezuma 1/1 - 5/31 87   51   138         6/1 - 8/31 105   51   156         9/1 - 12/31 87   51   138     Crested Butte, Gunnison Gunnison 1/1 - 3/31 82   51   133         4/1 - 5/31 77   51   128         6/1 - 8/31 95   51   146         9/1 - 12/31 82   51   133     Denver, Aurora Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson All year 141   66   207     Douglas County Douglas All year 101   61   162     Durango La Plata 1/1 - 5/31 93   61   154         6/1 - 9/30 128   61   189         10/1 - 12/31 93   61   154     Fort Collins, Loveland Larimer All year 84   56   140     Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction Garfield, Mesa All year 86   51   137     Montrose Montrose 1/1 - 5/31 79   56   135         6/1 - 9/30 94   56   150         10/1 - 12/31 79   56   135     Silverthorne, Summit 1/1 - 3/31 147   56   203     Breckenridge   4/1 - 11/30 93   56   149         12/1 - 12/31 147   56   203     Steamboat Springs Routt 1/1 - 3/31 179   56   235         4/1 - 11/30 103   56   159         12/1 - 12/31 179   56   235     Telluride San Miguel 1/1 - 3/31 141   71   212         4/1 - 5/31 93   71   164         6/1 - 9/30 124   71   195         10/1 - 11/30 94   71   165         12/1 - 12/31 141   71   212     Vail Eagle 1/1 - 3/31 261   71   332         4/1 - 8/31 130   71   201         9/1 - 11/30 105   71   176         12/1 - 12/31 261   71   332   CT Bridgeport, Danbury Fairfield All year 114   71   185     Cromwell, Old Saybrook Middlesex All year 83   61   144     Hartford Hartford All year 106   56   162     Lakeville, Salisbury Litchfield All year 93   66   159     New Haven New Haven All year 92   61   153     New London, Groton New London All year 98   61   159   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate DC District of Columbia Washington, DC (also the cities of Alexandria, 1/1 - 2/28 $181   $71   $252       Fairfax, and Falls Church, and the counties of 3/1 - 6/30 211   71   282       Arlington and Fairfax, in Virginia; and the counties 7/1 - 8/31 157   71   228       of Montgomery and Prince George's in Maryland) 9/1 - 10/31 211   71   282       (see also Maryland and Virginia) 11/1 - 12/31 181   71   252   DE Dover Kent 1/1 - 4/30 77   46   123         5/1 - 9/30 92   46   138         10/1 - 12/31 77   46   123     Lewes Sussex 1/1 - 6/30 82   46   128         7/1 - 8/31 123   46   169         9/1 - 12/31 82   46   128     Wilmington New Castle All year 109   56   165   FL Altamonte Springs Seminole All year 80   61   141     Boca Raton, Delray Palm Beach 1/1 - 4/30 111   71   182     Beach, Jupiter   5/1 - 12/31 82   71   153     Bradenton Manatee 1/1 - 4/30 100   56   156         5/1 - 12/31 84   56   140     Cocoa Beach Brevard All year 99   51   150     Daytona Beach Volusia 1/1 - 1/31 84   51   135         2/1 - 7/31 107   51   158         8/1 - 12/31 84   51   135     Fort Lauderdale Broward 1/1 - 2/28 173   71   244         3/1 - 5/31 149   71   220         6/1 - 9/30 103   71   174         10/1 - 12/31 124   71   195     Fort Myers Lee 1/1 - 4/30 115   56   171         5/1 - 12/31 87   56   143     Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa, Walton 1/1 - 2/28 78   51   129     DeFuniak Springs   3/1 - 5/31 126   51   177         6/1 - 7/31 164   51   215         8/1 - 10/31 112   51   163         11/1 - 12/31 78   51   129     Gainesville Alachua All year 89   51   140     Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa 1/1 - 2/28 92   51   143         3/1 - 5/31 114   51   165         6/1 - 8/31 140   51   191         9/1 - 12/31 92   51   143     Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Mayport Naval Station Duval, Nassau; City of Jacksonville All year 82   51   133     Key West Monroe 1/1 - 1/31 193   71   264         2/1 - 4/30 209   71   280         5/1 - 11/30 145   71   216         12/1 - 12/31 193   71   264     Kissimmee Osceola 1/1 - 5/31 84   46   130         6/1 - 8/31 77   46   123         9/1 - 12/31 84   46   130     Lakeland Polk All year 81   46   127   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate FL Miami Miami-Dade 1/1 - 3/31 $151   $66   $217         4/1 - 5/31 128   66   194         6/1 - 11/30 104   66   170         12/1 - 12/31 151   66   217     Naples Collier 1/1 - 4/30 155   61   216         5/1 - 9/30 101   61   162         10/1 - 12/31 111   61   172     Orlando Orange 1/1 - 5/31 104   56   160         6/1 - 12/31 90   56   146     Panama City Bay 1/1 - 2/28 77   51   128         3/1 - 7/31 110   51   161         8/1 - 12/31 77   51   128     Pensacola, Pensacola Beach Escambia All year 103   46   149     Punta Gorda Charlotte 1/1 - 1/31 77   51   128         2/1 - 4/30 88   51   139         5/1 - 12/31 77   51   128     Sarasota Sarasota 1/1 - 4/30 110   56   166         5/1 - 12/31 86   56   142     Sebring Highlands 1/1 - 3/31 123   46   169         4/1 - 12/31 82   46   128     St. Income tax preparation Augustine St. Income tax preparation Johns All year 97   56   153     Stuart Martin 1/1 - 4/30 102   51   153         5/1 - 12/31 82   51   133     Tallahassee Leon All year 87   46   133     Tampa, St. Income tax preparation Petersburg Pinellas, Hillsborough 1/1 - 4/30 108   51   159         5/1 - 12/31 92   51   143     Vero Beach Indian River 1/1 - 1/31 83   51   134         2/1 - 3/31 99   51   150         4/1 - 12/31 83   51   134   GA Athens Clarke All year 93   46   139     Atlanta Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb All year 132   56   188     Augusta Richmond All year 84   51   135     Columbus Muscogee All year 85   46   131     Jekyll Island, Brunswick Glynn 1/1 - 3/31 92   56   148         4/1 - 11/30 136   56   192         12/1 - 12/31 92   56   148     Savannah Chatham All year 97   56   153   IA Cedar Rapids Linn All year 81   51   132     Des Moines Polk All year 83   51   134     West Des Moines Dallas All year 95   51   146   ID Bonner's Ferry, Boundary, Bonner, Shoshone 1/1 - 6/30 77   61   138     Sandpoint   7/1 - 8/31 99   61   160         9/1 - 12/31 77   61   138     Coeur d'Alene Kootenai 1/1 - 5/31 77   61   138         6/1 - 8/31 105   61   166         9/1 - 12/31 77   61   138     Driggs, Idaho Falls Teton, Bonneville, Fremont All year 78   46   124   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate ID Sun Valley, Ketchum Blaine 1/1 - 5/31 $79   $71   $150         6/1 - 8/31 95   71   166         9/1 - 12/31 79   71   150   IL Bolingbrook, Romeoville, Lemont Will All year 82   51   133     Chicago Cook, Lake 1/1 - 3/31 128   71   199         4/1 - 6/30 166   71   237         7/1 - 8/31 146   71   217         9/1 - 11/30 173   71   244         12/1 - 12/31 128   71   199     Oakbrook Terrace DuPage All year 92   61   153     O'Fallon, Fairview Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Macoupin, All year 105   56   161     Heights, Collinsville Madison, Monroe, St. Income tax preparation Clair                 Springfield Sangamon All year 82   56   138   IN Bloomington Monroe All year 91   56   147     Fort Wayne Allen All year 81   56   137     Hammond, Munster, Merrillville Lake All year 85   46   131     Indianapolis, Carmel Marion, Hamilton; Fort Benjamin Harrison All year 91   61   152     Lafayette Tippecanoe All year 80   51   131     South Bend St. Income tax preparation Joseph All year 87   56   143     Valparaiso, Burlington Beach Porter All year 79   51   130   KS Kansas City, Overland Park Wyandotte, Johnson, Leavenworth All year 99   61   160     Wichita Sedgwick All year 89   56   145   KY Boone County Boone All year 88   51   139     Kenton County Kenton All year 115   56   171     Lexington Fayette All year 89   61   150     Louisville Jefferson 1/1 - 5/31 101   61   162         6/1 - 8/31 95   61   156         9/1 - 12/31 101   61   162   LA Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish All year 96   56   152     Covington, Slidell St. Income tax preparation Tammany Parish All year 88   56   144     Lafayette Lafayette Consolidated Government All year 87   56   143     Lake Charles Calcasieu Parish All year 79   61   140     New Orleans Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, and 1/1 - 6/30 131   71   202       St. Income tax preparation Bernard Parishes 7/1 - 9/30 98   71   169         10/1 - 12/31 131   71   202   MA Andover Essex All year 83   56   139     Boston, Cambridge Suffolk; City of Cambridge 1/1 - 3/31 154   71   225         4/1 - 6/30 190   71   261         7/1 - 8/31 171   71   242         9/1 - 10/31 206   71   277         11/1 - 12/31 154   71   225     Burlington, Woburn Middlesex less the city of Cambridge All year 108   71   179   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate MA Falmouth City limits of Falmouth 1/1 - 4/30 $95   $51   $146         5/1 - 6/30 107   51   158         7/1 - 8/31 161   51   212         9/1 - 12/31 95   51   146     Hyannis Barnstable less the city of Falmouth 1/1 - 6/30 85   56   141         7/1 - 8/31 123   56   179         9/1 - 12/31 85   56   141     Martha's Vineyard Dukes 1/1 - 6/30 114   71   185         7/1 - 8/31 201   71   272         9/1 - 12/31 114   71   185     Nantucket Nantucket 1/1 - 5/31 128   61   189         6/1 - 9/30 243   61   304         10/1 - 12/31 128   61   189     Northampton Hampshire All year 92   56   148     Pittsfield Berkshire 1/1 - 6/30 107   61   168         7/1 - 8/31 126   61   187         9/1 - 12/31 107   61   168     Plymouth, Taunton, New Bedford Plymouth, Bristol All year 88   56   144     Quincy Norfolk All year 114   51   165     Springfield Hampden All year 93   51   144     Worcester Worcester All year 90   61   151   MD Counties of Montgomery   1/1 - 2/28 181   71   252     and Prince George's   3/1 - 6/30 211   71   282         7/1 - 8/31 157   71   228         9/1 - 10/31 211   71   282         11/1 - 12/31 181   71   252     Aberdeen, Bel Air, Belcamp Harford All year 84   56   140     Annapolis Anne Arundel 1/1 - 4/30 100   61   161         5/1 - 10/31 114   61   175         11/1 - 12/31 100   61   161     Baltimore City Baltimore City 1/1 - 2/28 121   71   192         3/1 - 11/30 144   71   215         12/1 - 12/31 121   71   192     Baltimore County Baltimore All year 99   61   160     Cambridge, St. Income tax preparation Michaels Dorchester, Talbot 1/1 - 3/31 101   61   162         4/1 - 5/31 119   61   180         6/1 - 8/31 170   61   231         9/1 - 10/31 131   61   192         11/1 - 12/31 101   61   162     Centreville Queen Anne All year 103   51   154     Columbia Howard All year 105   61   166     Frederick Frederick All year 92   56   148     Hagerstown Washington All year 78   56   134     La Plata, Indian Head Charles All year 84   51   135     Lexington Park, Leonardtown, Lusby St. Income tax preparation Mary's, Calvert All year 102   61   163   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate MD Ocean City Worcester 1/1 - 3/31 $77   $71   $148         4/1 - 5/31 88   71   159         6/1 - 8/31 192   71   263         9/1 - 10/31 105   71   176         11/1 - 12/31 77   71   148   ME Bar Harbor Hancock 1/1 - 6/30 86   61   147         7/1 - 8/31 140   61   201         9/1 - 10/31 112   61   173         11/1 - 12/31 86   61   147     Kennebunk, Kittery, York 1/1 - 3/31 77   56   133     Sanford   4/1 - 6/30 86   56   142         7/1 - 8/31 122   56   178         9/1 - 10/31 96   56   152         11/1 - 12/31 77   56   133     Portland Cumberland, Sagadahoc 1/1 - 6/30 89   56   145         7/1 - 9/30 109   56   165         10/1 - 12/31 89   56   145     Rockport Knox 1/1 - 6/30 80   56   136         7/1 - 9/30 106   56   162         10/1 - 12/31 80   56   136   MI Ann Arbor Washtenaw All year 87   56   143     Detroit Wayne All year 95   56   151     East Lansing, Lansing Ingham, Eaton All year 82   51   133     Grand Rapids Kent All year 81   51   132     Holland Ottawa All year 81   56   137     Kalamazoo, Battle Creek Kalamazoo, Calhoun All year 87   51   138     Midland Midland All year 90   46   136     Muskegon Muskegon 1/1 - 5/31 77   46   123         6/1 - 8/31 101   46   147         9/1 - 12/31 77   46   123     Petoskey Emmet 1/1 - 6/30 77   51   128         7/1 - 8/31 99   51   150         9/1 - 12/31 77   51   128     Pontiac, Auburn Hills Oakland All year 87   56   143     South Haven Van Buren 1/1 - 5/31 77   56   133         6/1 - 8/31 89   56   145         9/1 - 12/31 77   56   133     Traverse City, Leland Grand Traverse, Leelanau 1/1 - 6/30 77   51   128         7/1 - 8/31 109   51   160         9/1 - 12/31 77   51   128   MN Duluth St. Income tax preparation Louis 1/1 - 5/31 80   56   136         6/1 - 10/31 99   56   155         11/1 - 12/31 80   56   136     Eagan, Burnsville, Mendota Heights Dakota All year 82   56   138     Minneapolis, St. Income tax preparation Paul Hennepin, Ramsey All year 120   71   191     Rochester Olmsted All year 95   51   146   MO Columbia Boone All Year 78   51   129   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate MO Kansas City Jackson, Clay, Cass, Platte All year $99   $61   $160     St. Income tax preparation Louis St. Income tax preparation Louis, St. Income tax preparation Charles, Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Warren, Washington; St. Income tax preparation Louis City All year 105   66   171     St. Income tax preparation Robert Pulaski All year 78   46   124   MS Gulfport, Biloxi Harrison All year 82   56   138     Hattiesburg Forrest, Lamar All year 85   51   136     Oxford Lafayette County Before 4/01/11 77   46   123         After 3/31/11 96   51   147     Robinsonville Tunica All year 82   51   133     Southaven Desoto All year 88   46   134     Starkville Oktibbeha All year 91   46   137   MT Big Sky, West Gallatin 1/1 - 5/31 80   61   141     Yellowstone   6/1 - 8/31 105   61   166         9/1 - 12/31 80   61   141     Butte Silver Bow All year 86   51   137     Helena Lewis and Clark All year 81   56   137     Missoula, Polson, Missoula, Lake, Flathead 1/1 - 6/30 87   51   138     Kalispell   7/1 - 8/31 104   51   155         9/1 - 12/31 87   51   138   NC Asheville Buncombe 1/1 - 6/30 81   51   132         7/1 - 10/31 90   51   141         11/1 - 12/31 81   51   132     Atlantic Beach, Carteret 1/1 - 5/31 81   56   137     Morehead City   6/1 - 8/31 110   56   166         9/1 - 12/31 81   56   137     Chapel Hill Orange All year 86   56   142     Charlotte Mecklenburg All year 95   51   146     Durham Durham All year 89   51   140     Fayetteville Cumberland All year 91   51   142     Greensboro Guilford All year 85   56   141     Greenville Pitt All year 79   51   130     Kill Devil Dare 1/1 - 5/31 90   61   151         6/1 - 8/31 143   61   204         9/1 - 12/31 90   61   151     New Bern, Havelock Craven All year 94   46   140     Raleigh Wake All year 90   66   156     Wilmington New Hanover All year 97   56   153     Winston-Salem Forsyth All year 83   56   139   ND The standard CONUS rate of $123 ($77 for lodging and $46 for M&IE) applies to all per diem localities in North Dakota. Income tax preparation NE Omaha Douglas 1/1 - 4/30 93   61   154         5/1 - 6/30 104   61   165         7/1 - 12/31 93   61   154   NH Concord Merrimack 1/1 - 5/31 82   51   133         6/1 - 9/30 92   51   143         10/1 - 12/31 82   51   133     Conway Carroll 1/1 - 2/28 116   61   177         3/1 - 6/30 102   61   163         7/1 - 8/31 141   61   202         9/1 - 12/31 116   61   177   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate NH Durham Strafford All year $94   $46   $140     Laconia Belknap 1/1 - 5/31 85   51   136         6/1 - 10/31 101   51   152         11/1 - 12/31 85   51   136     Lebanon, Lincoln, West Lebanon Grafton, Sullivan All year 101   56   157     Manchester Hillsborough All year 86   56   142     Portsmouth Rockingham 1/1 - 6/30 102   61   163         7/1 - 9/30 126   61   187         10/1 - 12/31 102   61   163   NJ Atlantic City, Cape Atlantic, Cape May 1/1 - 3/31 87   66   153     May, Ocean City   4/1 - 12/31 100   66   166     Belle Mead Somerset All year 116   56   172     Cherry Hill, Moorestown Camden, Burlington All year 92   61   153     Eatontown, Freehold Monmouth All year 110   56   166     Edison, Piscataway Middlesex All year 109   51   160     Flemington Hunterdon All year 107   61   168     Newark Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic All year 116   61   177     Parsippany Morris All year 125   56   181     Princeton, Trenton Mercer All year 126   61   187     Springfield, Cranford, New Providence Union All year 94   56   150     Toms River Ocean 1/1 - 5/31 78   51   129         6/1 - 8/31 99   51   150         9/1 - 12/31 78   51   129   NM Albuquerque Bernalillo All year 81   56   137     Las Cruces Dona Ana All year 79   56   135     Los Alamos Los Alamos All year 86   51   137     Santa Fe Santa Fe 1/1 - 6/30 82   71   153         7/1 - 10/31 100   71   171         11/1 - 12/31 82   71   153     Taos Taos All year 87   66   153   NV Incline Village, Washoe 1/1 - 6/30 98   51   149     Reno, Sparks   7/1 - 8/31 123   51   174         9/1 - 12/31 98   51   149     Las Vegas Clark All year 93   71   164     Stateline, Carson City Douglas, Carson City All year 93   61   154   NY Albany Albany All year 104   61   165     Binghamton, Owego Broome, Tioga All year 90   46   136     Buffalo Erie All year 98   56   154     Floral Park, Garden City, Great Neck Nassau All year 143   66   209     Glens Falls Warren 1/1 - 6/30 92   66   158         7/1 - 8/31 133   66   199         9/1 - 12/31 92   66   158     Ithaca, Waterloo, Romulus Tompkins, Seneca All year 114   46   160   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate NY Kingston Ulster All year $101   $66   $167     Lake Placid Essex 1/1 - 2/28 124   61   185         3/1 - 6/30 99   61   160         7/1 - 8/31 145   61   206         9/1 - 11/30 103   61   164         12/1 - 12/31 124   61   185     Manhattan (includes Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond Before 1/1/11:               the boroughs of   10/1 - 12/31 269   71   340     Manhattan, Brooklyn   After 12/31/10:               the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island)   1/1 - 3/31 192   71   263         4/1 - 5/31 212   71   283         6/1 - 8/31 224   71   295         9/1 - 12/31 295   71   366     Niagara Falls Niagara 1/1 - 5/31 77   51   128         6/1 - 8/31 100   51   151         9/1 - 12/31 77   51   128     Nyack, Palisades Rockland All year 103   61   164     Poughkeepsie Dutchess All year 95   66   161     Riverhead, Suffolk 1/1 - 5/31 114   71   185     Ronkonkoma, Melville   6/1 - 8/31 137   71   208         9/1 - 12/31 114   71   185     Rochester Monroe All year 96   51   147     Saratoga Springs, Saratoga, Schenectady 1/1 - 6/30 104   56   160     Schenectady   7/1 - 8/31 151   56   207         9/1 - 12/31 104   56   160     Syracuse, Oswego Onondaga, Oswego All year 93   56   149     Tarrytown, White Plains, New Rochelle Westchester All year 142   71   213     Troy Rensselaer All year 94   51   145     West Point Orange All year 109   51   160   OH Akron Summit All year 85   51   136     Canton Stark All year 88   51   139     Cincinnati Hamilton, Clermont All year 115   56   171     Cleveland Cuyahoga All year 102   56   158     Columbus Franklin All year 94   56   150     Dayton, Fairborn Greene, Darke, Montgomery All year 81   56   137     Hamilton Butler, Warren All year 92   51   143     Mentor Lake All year 88   46   134     Rittman Wayne, Medina All year 87   51   138     Sandusky, Bellevue Erie, Huron 1/1 - 5/31 77   46   123         6/1 - 8/31 83   46   129         9/1 - 12/31 77   46   123     Youngstown Mahoning, Trumbull All year 82   51   133   OK Oklahoma City Oklahoma All year 82   66   148     Tulsa Tulsa, Creek, Osage, Rogers All year 80   61   141   OR Ashland, Crater Lake Jackson, Klamath All year 80   56   136     Beaverton Washington All year 90   51   141   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate OR Bend Deschutes 1/1 - 6/30 $88   $61   $149         7/1 - 8/31 110   61   171         9/1 - 12/31 88   61   149     Clackamas Clackamas All year 87   61   148     Eugene, Florence Lane All year 97   51   148     Lincoln City Lincoln 1/1 - 6/30 83   56   139         7/1 - 8/31 104   56   160         9/1 - 12/31 83   56   139     Portland Multnomah All year 113   66   179     Seaside Clatsop 1/1 - 6/30 93   51   144         7/1 - 8/31 130   51   181         9/1 - 12/31 93   51   144   PA Allentown, Easton, Bethlehem Lehigh, Northampton All year 84   51   135     Bucks County Bucks All year 95   71   166     Chester, Radnor, Essington Delaware All year 96   51   147     Erie Erie All year 82   46   128     Gettysburg Adams 1/1 - 3/31 79   51   130         4/1 - 10/31 98   51   149         11/1 - 12/31 79   51   130     Harrisburg, Hershey Dauphin Before 1/1/11:                   10/31 - 12/31 106   51   157         After 12/31/10:                   1/1 - 3/31 106   51   157         3/31 - 5/31 107   51   158         6/1 - 8/31 134   51   185         9/1 - 12/31 107   51   158     Lancaster Lancaster All year 96   56   152     Malvern, Frazer, Berwyn Chester All year 116   51   167     Mechanicsburg Cumberland All year 83   56   139     Montgomery County Montgomery All year 115   66   181     Philadelphia Philadelphia 1/1 - 8/31 136   66   202         9/1 - 11/30 149   66   215         12/1 - 12/31 136   66   202     Pittsburgh Allegheny All year 115   71   186     Reading Berks All year 89   56   145     Scranton Lackawanna All year 80   56   136     State College Centre All year 86   56   142   RI East Greenwich, Warwick, North Kingstown Kent, Washington All year 84   56   140     Jamestown, Middletown, Newport 1/1 - 4/30 96   71   167     Newport   5/1 - 10/31 145   71   216         11/1 - 12/31 96   71   167     Providence, Bristol Providence, Bristol All year 122   71   193   SC Aiken Aiken All year 81   46   127     Charleston Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester All year 132   56   188     Columbia Richland, Lexington All year 85   51   136     Greenville Greenville All year 82   56   138   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate SC Hilton Head Beaufort 1/1 - 3/31 $87   $61   $148         4/1 - 8/31 127   61   188         9/1 - 10/31 104   61   165         11/1 - 12/31 87   61   148     Myrtle Beach Horry 1/1 - 3/31 77   51   128         4/1 - 5/31 89   51   140         6/1 - 8/31 116   51   167         9/1 - 10/31 80   51   131         11/1 - 12/31 77   51   128   SD Hot Springs Fall River, Custer 1/1 - 5/31 77   46   123         6/1 - 8/31 101   46   147         9/1 - 12/31 77   46   123     Rapid City Pennington 1/1 - 5/31 77   51   128         6/1 - 8/31 121   51   172         9/1 - 12/31 77   51   128     Sturgis, Spearfish Meade, Butte, Lawrence 1/1 - 5/31 77   51   128         6/1 - 8/31 108   51   159         9/1 - 12/31 77   51   128   TN Brentwood, Franklin Williamson All year 94   56   150     Chattanooga Hamilton All year 88   56   144     Knoxville Knox All year 84   56   140     Memphis Shelby All year 96   61   157     Nashville Davidson All year 110   66   176     Oak Ridge Anderson All year 90   46   136   TX Arlington, Fort Worth, Grapevine Tarrant; City limits of Grapevine All year 138   56   194     Austin Travis All year 104   71   175     Beaumont Jefferson All year 86   51   137     College Station Brazos All year 93   56   149     Corpus Christi Nueces All year 87   51   138     Dallas Dallas; City of Dallas All year 107   71   178     El Paso El Paso All year 88   51   139     Galveston Galveston 1/1 - 2/28 84   56   140         3/1 - 8/31 101   56   157         9/1 - 12/31 84   56   140     Greenville Hunt Before 4/01/2011 78   51   129         After 3/31/2011 86   51   137     Houston Montgomery, Fort Bend, Harris; L. Income tax preparation B. Income tax preparation Johnson Space Center All year 109   71   180     Laredo Webb All year 78   56   134     McAllen Hidalgo All year 85   56   141     Midland Midland All year 92   51   143     Plano Collin All year 100   61   161     Round Rock Williamson All year 90   51   141     San Antonio Bexar All year 106   66   172     South Padre Island Cameron 1/1 - 5/31 85   56   141         6/1 - 7/31 107   56   163         8/1 - 12/31 85   56   141     Waco McLennan All year 85   51   136   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate UT Moab Grand 1/1 - 2/28 $77   $56   $133         3/1 - 10/31 97   56   153         11/1 - 12/31 77   56   133     Park City Summit 1/1 - 3/31 153   71   224         4/1 - 12/31 89   71   160     Provo Utah All year 80   51   131     Salt Lake City Salt Lake, Tooele All year 95   61   156   VA Cities of Alexandria,   1/1 - 2/28 181   71   252     Fairfax, and Falls   3/1 - 6/30 211   71   282     Church; Counties of   7/1 - 8/31 157   71   228     Arlington and Fairfax   9/1 - 10/31 11/1 - 12/31 211 181   71 71   282 252     Abingdon Washington All year 86   46   132     Blacksburg Montgomery All year 95   46   141     Bowling Green Caroline County Before 4/01/2011 77   46   123         After 3/31/2011 89   56   145     Charlottesville Albemarle, Greene; City of Charlottesville All year 113   56   169     Chesapeake, Suffolk City of Chesapeake, City of Suffolk 1/1 - 5/31 78   56   134         6/1 - 8/31 88   56   144         9/1 - 12/31 78   56   134     Chesterfield, Henrico Counties Chesterfield, Henrico All year 87   51   138     Fredericksburg Stafford, Spotsylvania; City of Fredericksburg All year 89   56   145     James City, York, James City and York Counties; City of 1/1 - 3/31 77   51   128     Williamsburg Williamsburg 4/1 - 8/31 91   51   142         9/1 - 12/31 77   51   128     Loudoun County Loudoun All year 111   61   172     Lynchburg Campbell; City of Lynchburg All year 79   51   130     Manassas City of Manassas All year 82   46   128     Norfolk, Portsmouth City of Norfolk, City of Portsmouth All year 92   61   153     Prince William County Prince William All year 89   56   145     Richmond City City of Richmond All year 114   66   180     Roanoke City limits of Roanoke All year 99   51   150     Virginia Beach City of Virginia Beach 1/1 - 5/31 89   56   145         6/1 - 8/31 144   56   200         9/1 - 12/31 89   56   145     Wallops Island Accomack 1/1 - 6/30 84   56   140         7/1 - 8/31 125   56   181         9/1 - 12/31 84   56   140     Warrenton Fauquier All year 93   46   139   VT Burlington, St. Income tax preparation Albans Chittenden, Franklin 1/1 - 5/31 92   66   158         6/1 - 10/31 111   66   177         11/1 - 12/31 92   66   158     Manchester Bennington All year 87   71   158     Middlebury Addison All year 115   61   176     Montpelier Washington All year 100   61   161     Stowe Lamoille 1/1 - 3/31 133   71   204         4/1 - 5/31 101   71   172         6/1 - 12/31 133   71   204   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate VT White River Junction Windsor 1/1 - 2/28 $101   $56   $157         3/1 - 5/31 89   56   145         6/1 - 12/31 101   56   157   WA Anacortes, Coupeville, Oak Harbor San Juan, Skagit, Island All year 90   61   151     Bremerton Kitsap All year 78   66   144     Everett, Lynnwood Snohomish All year 94   61   155     Ocean Shores Grays Harbor 1/1 - 6/30 88   51   139         7/1 - 8/31 107   51   158         9/1 - 12/31 88   51   139     Olympia, Tumwater Thurston All year 86   61   147     Port Angeles, Port Clallam, Jefferson 1/1 - 6/30 94   61   155     Townsend   7/1 - 8/31 123   61   184         9/1 - 12/31 94   61   155     Richland Benton All year 88   46   134     Seattle King All year 139   71   210     Spokane Spokane All year 86   61   147     Tacoma Pierce All year 109   61   170     Vancouver Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania All year 113   56   169   WI Appleton Outagamie All year 81   46   127     Brookfield, Racine Waukesha, Racine All year 87   56   143     Lake Geneva Walworth 1/1 - 5/31 90   51   141         6/1 - 9/30 122   51   173         10/1 - 12/31 90   51   141     Madison Dane All year 88   56   144     Milwaukee Milwaukee All year 95   61   156     Sturgeon Bay Door 1/1 - 6/30 77   56   133         7/1 - 9/30 86   56   142         10/1 - 12/31 77   56   133     Wisconsin Dells Columbia 1/1 - 6/30 77   61   138         7/1 - 8/31 85   61   146         9/1 - 12/31 77   61   138   WV Charleston Kanawha All year 95   51   146     Morgantown Monongalia All year 83   46   129     Shepherdstown Jefferson, Berkeley All year 82   51   133     Wheeling Ohio All year 94   46   140   WY Cody Park 1/1 - 5/31 84   51   135         6/1 - 9/30 117   51   168         10/1 - 12/31 84   51   135     Evanston, Rock Springs Uinta, Sweetwater All year 80   51   131   Table 3. Income tax preparation (Effective October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011) (Continued) Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate WY Gillette Campbell 1/1 - 5/31 $91   $51   $142         6/1 - 8/31 109   51   160         9/1 - 12/31 91   51   142     Jackson, Pinedale Teton, Sublette 1/1 - 6/30 109   56   165         7/1 - 8/31 158   56   214         9/1 - 12/31 109   56   165     Sheridan Sheridan 1/1 - 5/31 77   56   133         6/1 - 8/31 89   56   145         9/1 - 12/31 77   56   133   1Transition rule. Income tax preparation In lieu of the updated GSA rates that will be effective October 1, 2011, taxpayers may continue to use the CONUS rates in effect for the first 9 months of 2011 (Table 3) for expenses of all CONUS travel away from home that are paid or incurred during calendar year 2011. Income tax preparation A taxpayer must consistently use either these rates or the updated rates for the period of October 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. Income tax preparation See Transition Rules under How To Use Per Diem Rate Tables for an example. Income tax preparation    2Unless otherwise specified, the per diem locality is defined as “all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city, including independent entities located within those boundaries. Income tax preparation ”   3Per diem localities with county definitions shall include “all locations within, or entirely surrounded by, the corporate limits of the key city as well as the boundaries of the listed counties, including independent entities located within the boundaries of the key city and the listed counties (unless otherwise listed separately). Income tax preparation ” 4When a military installation or Government-related facility (whether or not specifically named) is located partially within more than one city or county boundary, the applicable per diem rate for the entire installation or facility is the higher of the two rates which apply to the cities and/or counties, even though part(s) of such activities may be located outside the defined per diem locality. Income tax preparation   Note: Recognizing that all locations are not incorporated cities, the term “city limits” has been used as a general phrase to denote the commonly recognized local boundaries of the location cited. Income tax preparation         Table 4. Income tax preparation Maximum Federal Per Diem Rates (Effective October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012)1 Note: The standard rate of $123 ($77 for lodging and $46 for M&IE) applies to all locations within the continental United States (CONUS) not specifically listed below or encompassed by the boundary definition of a listed point. Income tax preparation However, the standard CONUS rate applies to all locations within CONUS, including those defined below, for certain relocation allowances. Income tax preparation (See parts 302-2, 302-4, and 302-5 of 41 CFR. Income tax preparation ) Table 4 lists all per diem rates alphabetically by state abbreviation. Income tax preparation Click on a link below to find rates for your state: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas , Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming Per Diem Locality Computing Maximum Rate State Key City2 County and/or Other Defined Location3,4 Effective Dates Maximum  Lodging  Rate M&IE  Rate Maximum  Per Diem  Rate AL Birmingham Jefferson, Shelby All year $86   $56   $142     Gulf Shores Baldwin 1/1 - 5/31 100   51   151         6/1 - 7/31 117   51   168         8/1 - 12/31 100   51   151     Huntsville Madison, Limestone All year 87   51   138     Mobile Mobile All year 94   51   145     Montgomery/Prattville Montgomery/Autauga All year 80   51   131   AR Hot Springs Garland All year 101   46   147     Little Rock Pulaski All year 86   61   147   AZ Grand Canyon, Flagstaff Coconino (except city limits of Sedona), Yavapai 1/1 - 2/29 77   66   143         3/1 - 10/31 97   66   163         11/1 - 12/31 77   66   143     Kayenta Navajo 1/1 - 4/30 79   46   125         5/1 - 9/30 90   46   136         10/1 - 12/31 79   46   125     Phoenix, Scottsdale Maricopa 1/1 - 5/31 128   71   199         6/1 - 8/31 80   71   151         9/1 - 12/31 105   71   176     Sedona City limits of Sedona 1/1 - 2/29 127   66   193         3/1 - 4/30 145   66   211         5/1 - 12/31 127   66   193     Sierra Vista Cochise All year 83   46   129     Tucson Pima 1/1 - 1/31 90   56   146         2/1 - 5/31 103   56   159         6/1 - 8/31 77   56   133         9/1 - 12/31 90   56   146     Yuma Yuma All year 78   46