One of our site's most frequently visited pages is an overview of managing employee travel expenses in Germany. This post is a follow-up that addresses the reimbursement of meals in Germany, a common area of concern.
Increasingly, US companies are sending employees on what amount to short international assignments, and they may not even know it. These may be formal short-term assignments with written agreements or could simply be “international commutes” involving occasional business trips to one or more countries.
Starting April 6, 2016, businesses operating in the UK will enjoy greater self-regulation when reporting employee expense reimbursements. UK employers must be wary, since the principles dictating what is reportable (and hence taxable) haven’t changed.