Travel expenses in Germany

The Bezala travel expense app allows you to apply for local per diems and mileage allowances defined by the German Tax Office.

Per Diems and Mileage allowances in Germany

CurrencyEuro €
VAT19 %, 7 %
Mileage allowance0.30 € / km
Per Diem32 €

Bezala supports VAT rates, expenses claims, mileage allowances, and per diems in Germany.

The mileage allowances in Germany for the year 2024

When driving by own car or other motor vehicles (KFZ), the rate for tax-exempt Mileage allowance is 0.30 € / km. For motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds, the allowance is 0.20 € / km. Bezala makes claiming German mileage allowances easy. 

Per diems in Germany for the year 2024

  1. Travel for less than 8 hours: No per diem
  2. Travel for 8-24 hours: Partial per diem (16 €)
  3. Travel for more than 24 hours, and it continues past midnight: Full per diem (32 €)
  4. Day of return: Partial per diem (16 €)

The accommodation allowance is 20 € per night if the employer does not provide the accommodation for the employee.

You can claim local and foreign Per Diems defined German Tax Administration with

Deductions from Per Diems

If the employer offers free meals to the employee during the travel, the meals should be deducted from the Per Diem paid to the employee.


  1. Breakfast: -20%
  2. Lunch: -40%
  3. Dinner: -40%

However, free meals are not to be deducted from the partial per diem.

Bezala – Europe's most automated expense software

Your team can easily file Receipts, Mileages and Per Diems and you can Approve them with one click. We'll remind your employees of missing credit card receipts and automatically take care of your accounting.


Bezala has an integration to USA based ERP system NetSuite.

In additional, you can create and modify csv files and we will send them directly to an SFTP server or e-mail. Check out our integrations.


Akademie Herkert: Per diems and Mileages in Germany 2024

Foreign per diems 2024

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