What is TQSA?

Temporary Quarters Subsistence Allowance is a non-taxable supplement for employees traveling to/from an overseas duty location on official travel orders and authorized Living Quarters Allowance. This allowance covers expenses for lodging, meals, laundry and dry cleaning not to exceed maximum allowance.

How is TQSE calculated?

TQSE (LS) is reimbursed based on the locality rate at the old or new duty station that is in affect at the time TQSE (LS) is accepted for the period of travel. The employee receives 75% of the daily locality rate and the dependents each receive 25% of the daily locality rate.

How is Lqa group determined?

LQA is based on the annual cost of living quarters and is paid biweekly. The annual LQA rate is divided by the number of days in the calendar year to obtain a daily rate and then multiplied by 14 to obtain a biweekly rate.

Is Lqa taxable for contractors?

No, LQA is not taxable income.

How do I request TQSA?

There are two ways to process a TQSA request: 1. Request an advance on just the actual lodging portion of the [1st, 2nd, or 3rd ] 30 day expenses. Requests are made with SF1190, TQSA worksheet (DSSR 120), and lodging confirmation reservation (showing nightly rate) to: SMB HQMC HROM OVERSEAS.

How do I fill out a DD Form 2912?

How to Fill Out DD Form 2912?

  1. First, the individual has to provide their full name, social security number, and grade in Boxes 1, 2, and 3.
  2. The form then requires the location of the new duty station and the date reporting for duty in Boxes 4 and 5 respectively.

What is the standard Conus rate?

Most of CONUS (approximately 2600 counties) is covered by the standard per diem rate of $155 ($96 lodging, $59 M&IE).

What are the different groups for Lqa?

LQA rates are established based on “quarters groups.” Civilian personnel are divided into quarters groups based on their personnel classification and/or grade. LQA is also based on family status, with family (WF) or without family (WOF).

What is Lqa for Japan?

LQA is a tax-free allowance to pay for living quarters and utilities while overseas. Eligibility for LQA is based on the employee’s status when applying for an overseas (foreign area) position.

Does Cola count as income?

The Overseas Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is a non-taxable allowance designed to offset the higher overseas prices of non-housing goods and services.