Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) rates for 2013 were released today. The new rates, effective 1 January 2013, are:
Enlisted: $352.27 per month
Officers: $242.60 per month
BAS is a non-taxable allowance that is intended to replace the rations historically provided to military service members. BAS rates are tied directly to the United States Department of Agriculture’s calculations of the increasing price of food.