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My sister (an RN) is planning to begin a nursing assignment in California through a staffing agency that specializes in "travelling nurses".  (Her home is in Alabama)  The staffing agency will provide housing, but not any other expenses (travelling, meals).  Will she be able to claim part of her pay as a "per diem"?

Sorry for delay - vaca and I forgot to set out if office

She is much better off having a portion of her pay marked as per diem and excluding it versus taking gross pay and deducting meal and travel costs 2% threshold on schedule a deductions and standard deduction implications)

Does she already itemize her taxes (own a Home with prop tax and interest?)

California state tax is very high - need to remember that

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