Mileage is computed from the internet or mileage chart. If travel is to several points in one area, keep track of miles driven and list as AREA travel. Mileage is reimbursed at the allowable rate. Reimbursement rates are based on the State of Utah rates. The current rates are $0.38 per mile when a state car is available for use but not taken, and $0.575 per mile when a state car is not available or appropriate for use.
Meal allowances are given based on the State of Utah rates as follows:
Premium Cities The traveler may choose to accept the per diem rate for out-of-state travel or to be reimbursed at the actual meal cost, with original receipts, up to $62 per day. The traveler will qualify for premium rates on the day travel begins and/or the day travel ends only if the trip is of sufficient duration to qualify for all meals on those days. The traveler may choose different reimbursement methods during the trip; however, he/she must use the same method of reimbursement for an entire day. Reimbursement is for the traveler only. If more than the traveler's meal is charged on a receipt, this must be deducted to reflect the traveler's costs only. Actual meal cost includes tax and tip. Alcoholic beverages are not reimbursable.
The premium cities are: