Wondering if I can take a Lodging Per Diem deduction for those nights when I travel to my vacation rental for business purposes. Does anyone know? I am taking the Meals & Incidental Expenses related to the trip, but wondering if I can also take the lodging deduction.
No, Account Closed, it has to be actual lodging expenses. Per diem lodging applies only for employer-reimbursed plans. It could be structured in your case, but is probably not worth the trouble for the per diem lodging only.