What is excess lodging and how is it calculated?

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 in Travel.

Whenever lodging costs exceeds the applicable lodging/hotel allowance, employee is entitled to excess lodging. Excess lodging requires approval, documented on the TAF, prior to travel.

Excess lodging is the difference between the actual daily costs (including all mandatory taxes/fees) and the applicable allowance, multiplied by the number of days.

For example:

  • Intra-State – $89.56 (actual cost)- $50.00 (hotel allowance) = $39.56 excess lodging p/day
  • Out-of-State – $112.49 (actual cost) – $85.00 (hotel allowance)= $27.49 excess lodging p/day