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It's tax time and time to start thinking of the deductions your business can qualify for.  Business travel deductions are one of them.  Deductible travel expenses while away from home include but are not limited to, the costs of

1. Travel by airplane, train, bus or car between your home and your business destination. If you are provided with a ticket or are riding free as a result of a frequent travler or similar program, your cost is free.

2. Using your car while at your business destination.

3. Fares for taxis or other types of transportation between the airport or train station to your hotel, the hotel and the work location, and from one customer to another or from one place of business to another.

4. Meals and lodging

5. Tips you pay for services related to any of these expenses.

6. Dry cleaning and laundry.

7. Business calls while on your business trip. This includes faxes or other communication devices.

8. Other similar ordinary and necessary expenses related to your businss travel. These expenses might include transportation to and from a business meal, public stenographer's fees, computer rental fees, and operating and maintaining a house trailer.

The deduction for business meals is generally limited to 50% of the unreimbursed cost.

 

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