Travel Management Germany – New Functionality for handling Per Diem on First/Last Day of Trip
Legal rules for travel management in Germany (Privat Sector) state that in case the first/last day of the trip takes less than 8 hours per diem meals is reimbursed only in case the employee has been staying overnight.
In case the employee has either set the flag “per-diem overnight” or recorded an accommodation receipt that fits to the trip date.
With SAP Note 2543016 “DE: Overnight Stay and Calculation of Meals per Diem on the First and Last trip Day” a new category in IMG activity “Specify Attributes for Statutory Trip Types” (Table T702G) called “Business Trip with Overnight Stay” has been delivered. When assigning this category to a statutory trip type it’s automatically assumed that an overnight stay has been taken place- regardless the employee has added an accommodation receipt/ set per diem for accommodation or not.