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U.S. Issues Foreign Per Diem Rates, Effective Dec. 1, 2020

Nov. 25, 2020, 8:34 PM

Foreign per diem rates for U.S. business travel to multiple jurisdictions, including Beijing, Belo Horizonte, Johannesburg, and Seoul, were updated by the U.S. State Department and take effect Dec. 1, 2020.

Adjustments effective Dec. 1 also are applicable to foreign per diem rates for U.S. business travel to some other cities and locations in Botswana, Brazil, China, Eswatini (Swaziland), Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Namibia, South Africa, South Korea, and Tajikistan, the department said in its updated list of foreign per diem rates.

While the rates are the maximum tax-free reimbursement rates issued to U.S. government employees traveling on official business...

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