The current reimbursement rates for mileage, lodging, and meals are available through the Arizona Department of Administration’s (ADOA) website as part of the State of Arizona Accounting Manual (SAAM) Topic 50—Travel, Section 95—Reimbursement Rates.
To use the reimbursement rates table, first locate the state to which the employee will travel. If the specific city is listed, use those lodging/meal rates. If the city is not listed, refer to the county in which the city is located and use the applicable rates. If necessary, determine the rate that is effective for the time period during which travel will occur. If the county is not listed, use the following default rates:
Effective through 9/30/2018
|Meals & Incidentals|| $41.00|
Effective on 10/1/2018
|Meals & Incidentals|| $45.00|
Meal & Incidental (M&I) reimbursements include the actual amount spent, not to exceed the maximum reimbursement amounts. If a traveler does not purchase a meal, if a meal is provided on a complimentary basis, or the cost of the meal is imbedded in another cost, the traveler is not entitled to reimbursement for that meal. Guidance on meals and incidental expenses can be found at SAAM Topic 50—Travel, Section 25—Meals and Incidentals.