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Selecting the Right On-Line Per diem Calculator

by Larry Lonero, E.A., Southwest Airlines Captain As a flight crew member you may not understand the tax rules that govern per diem and meal deduction reporting on a tax return. But most of us understand that it is important to report them correctly. Misreporting these items on a tax return can cost you hundreds […]

Tax Advantages for Airline Crew Members – How Per Diem Works (Part II)

by Larry Lonero, E.A., Southwest Airlines Captain In our previous blog we addressed the tax topic of per diem and meal deductions for flight crew members and its’ complexity. Improper tax reporting by taxpayers who self-prepare their tax returns or by accountants unfamiliar with this part of the tax code can cost taxpayers hundreds of […]

Tax Advantages for Airline Crew Members – How Per Diem Works (Part I)

by Larry Lonero, E.A., Southwest Airlines Captain In this two-part blog we will make sense out of a somewhat complicated tax concept and explore ways to turn it to your advantage. Airline crew members face many unique tax issues. One of the most commonly misunderstood (and mishandled) issues is the subject of per diem and […]