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Stephanie, I know of no special form for transportation workers. Form 2106 is used to compute employee business expenses. There are, however, special rules that do apply when it comes to deductions for meals. You can use a special standard meal allowance if you work in the transportation industry. You are in the transportation industry if your work:
1) Directly involves moving people or goods
by airplane, barge, bus, ship, train, or
truck, and
2) Regularly requires you to travel away
from home and, during any single trip,
usually involves travel to areas eligible
for different standard meal allowance
rates.
If this applies to you, you can claim a $36 a day standard meal allowance ($40 for travel outside the continental United States). Using the special rate for transportation workers eliminates the need for you to determine the standard meal allowance for every area where you stop for sleep or rest. If you choose to use the special rate for any trip, however, you must use the special rate (and not use the regular standard meal allowance rates) for all trips you take that year. In addition the deduction percentage. allowed for those subject to Department of Transportation hours of service rules is increased in 1998 and 1999 to 55% of the expense. It will go to 60% in 2000 and 2001, 70% in 2002 and 2003, 75% in 2004 and 2005, 75% in 2006 and 2007, and 80% in 2008 and years thereafter.


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