I am starting out on my first assignment at the end of this week (Tacoma, WA...yay!), and I was wondering what kind of record keeping I need to account for my per diem daily stipend. My company does not provide it in my paycheck, so I will be claiming it at the end of the year with my taxes. Do I need to keep the actual receipts from restaurants, or will my online bank account records be sufficient? Do I even need to worry about keeping track of meals and such, since it's usually a set rate that you claim? Should I keep a "log book" of mileage like I've read about on websites? Keeping track of every little thing I do everyday sounds like it could get old really fast!