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Daily Allowance and Accommodation Allowance

You can apply for a daily allowance to cover increased expenses for meals during your business trip. The rate varies depending on whether your business trip was in Germany or abroad.

Daily Allowance Rates for Germany

The daily allowance for business trips in Germany is calculated as follows:

Up to 7 hours and 59 minutes 0.00 euros
From 8 hours to 13 hours and 59 minutes 6.00 euros
From 14 hours to 23 hours and 59 minutes 12.00 euros
24 hours 24.00 euros


If you received free meals while on your business trip, your daily allowance will be reduced by 20% for breakfast, 50% for lunch, and 30% for dinner.

Foreign Daily Allowances and Accommodation Allowances

See the Foreign Travel Expenses Ordinance (in German).

last modified Jan 22, 2021
Forms [de/en]
  • P 61(e) - Costumer master data
  • P 62(e) - Order form train ticket
  • P 62a(e) - Order form flight ticket
  • P 62b - Bestellung BahnCard Business
  • P 80(e) - Application for approval of a business trip
  • P 875 - Reimbursement of travel expenses
  • P 63 - Bestellschein
  • P 64 - Reisebeihilfe
  • P 65 - ohne Kostenerstattung


Only the German versions of the forms are legally binding.

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