Re: techwr-l digest: March 14, 2000

Subject: Re: techwr-l digest: March 14, 2000
From: BlaineBachman -at- bia -dot- gov
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 11:52:13 -0700

Tony Asked:

I am considering temporarily relocating to take a contract position. In
such situations, is per diem:

* A separate bucket of money above and beyond hourly pay?

* A percentage of the hourly pay?

All responses appreciated.


You'll have to ask the agency. I've heard it expressed several ways
depending on the usage they care to adopt:

$35 per hour + $10 per hour per diem = $45 per hour
$35 per hour + $10 per hour per diem = $45 per hour - over 40 hours, $45
per hour, no per diem
$35 per hour, $10 of which will be paid as per diem = $35 per hour ($25 of
which is subject to withholding)
(and there's probably more)

It's also important to know if they plan on sending you a 1099 at the end
of the year for the per diem - if they don't, then they are in effect
acknowledging that they reimbursed you for reasonable additional expenses
related to being temporarily away from your normal residence for work.


For the egoist has so far the advantage over every other species of
devotee, that his idol is ever present. --Catherine Gore

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