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I drive a Transport Truck from Windsor Ont. to Concord Ont. and back .Average round trip is 11hrs. Am I eligible to claim for meals and how much per day if so? Thanks.

 
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I drive a Transport Truck from Windsor Ont. to Concord Ont. and back .Average round trip is 11hrs. Am I eligible to claim for meals and how much per day if so? Thanks.

"Meal expenses of long-haul truck drivers

Meal and beverage expenses of long-haul truck drivers are deductible at a higher rate than the 50% permitted for other transportation employees. During eligible travel periods in 2014, meal and beverage expenses are deductible at80%.

You are a long-haul truck driver if you are an employee whose main duty of employment is transporting goods by way of driving a long-haul truck, whether or not your employer's main business is transporting goods, passengers, or both.

A long-haul truck is a truck or tractor that is designed for hauling freight, and has a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 11,788 kg.

An eligible travel period is a period during which you are away from your municipality or metropolitan area (if there is one) for at least  24 hours  for the purpose of driving a long-haul truck that transports goods at least 160 kilometres  from the employer's establishment to which you regularly report to work."

Source: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns206-236/229/trnsprttn/mp-lnghl...

For information on how to claim meals, visit - http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns206-236/229/trnsprttn/mls-eng....

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I drive a Transport Truck from Windsor Ont. to Concord Ont. and back .Average round trip is 11hrs. Am I eligible to claim for meals and how much per day if so? Thanks.

"Meal expenses of long-haul truck drivers

Meal and beverage expenses of long-haul truck drivers are deductible at a higher rate than the 50% permitted for other transportation employees. During eligible travel periods in 2014, meal and beverage expenses are deductible at80%.

You are a long-haul truck driver if you are an employee whose main duty of employment is transporting goods by way of driving a long-haul truck, whether or not your employer's main business is transporting goods, passengers, or both.

A long-haul truck is a truck or tractor that is designed for hauling freight, and has a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 11,788 kg.

An eligible travel period is a period during which you are away from your municipality or metropolitan area (if there is one) for at least  24 hours  for the purpose of driving a long-haul truck that transports goods at least 160 kilometres  from the employer's establishment to which you regularly report to work."

Source: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns206-236/229/trnsprttn/mp-lnghl...

For information on how to claim meals, visit - http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/tpcs/ncm-tx/rtrn/cmpltng/ddctns/lns206-236/229/trnsprttn/mls-eng....

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