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Tax planning tips for autos, travel, and entertainment

Cherie J. O"Neill

Tax planning tips for autos, travel, and entertainment

by Cherie J. O"Neill

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Published by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in New York (1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York 10036-8775) .
Written in English

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  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Income tax deductions for travel and entertainment expenses -- United States.,
    • Automobiles -- Taxation -- Law and legislation -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Cherie J. O"Neill.
      ContributionsAmerican Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Continuing Professional Education Division.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF6395.A96 O53 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1662588M
      LC Control Number91226624

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Tax planning tips for autos, travel, and entertainment by Cherie J. O"Neill Download PDF EPUB FB2

Updating practitioners on current developments, this core program examines and explains the practical aspects of travel and entertainment deductions. Fundamentals are reviewed and planning opportunities identified. Creative strategies are discussed and evaluated along with traditional approaches.

Taxpayers are once again looking to their tax professional for guidance and planning. Tax law requires you to keep records that will prove the business purpose and amounts of your business travel, entertainment, and local transportation costs.

For example, each expense for lodging away from home that is $75 or more must be supported by receipts. The receipt must show the amount, date, place, and type of the : () Travel and entertainment are legitimate deductions, but few business owners take full advantage of them.

One reason may be that they fear that the deduction will be challenged by the IRS and they’ll have to undergo the scrutiny of an audit. Another reason may be because the owner is unsure of how to take the deductions or what’s allowed and what’s not allowed.

Taxpayers are once again looking to their tax professional for guidance and planning related to travel and entertainment expenses. The goal of this course is to understand and solve problems.

Participants will learn to master the proper administration of these complex and often cumbersome provisions in a humorous and entertaining format. Travel & Entertainment Expense Airfare, Train Car Rental & Gas Parking, Tolls Taxi, Bus, Shuttles Lodging Meals Entertainment Tips Telephone Dry Cleaning Other:_____ Total Vehicle, Travel, & Entertainment Deductions Worksheet Personal Property Tax Lease Payments Interest Auto Club Warranty Smog Certificate Other:_____ Total: Other.

Don’t overpay your income taxes by overlooking expenses which you are and entertainment book to deduct. Use this Financial Guide to ensure you are handling your business travel and entertainment costs in a tax-wise manner. Table of Contents Travel Expenses Entertainment Expenses How Do You Prove Expenses Are “Directly Related?” How Do You Meet The “Associated With” [ ].

The rules for deducting travel, entertaining and auto expenses were always complex, including options for per diem allowances and strict record keeping requirements.

This webinar will review these requirements and will bring tax professionals up to date regarding recent changes. other business travel expenses, is required to substantiate your tax deductions.

Oral evidence in support of these deductions has considerably less value than timely written evidence. In addition, FormEmployee Business Expenses, and FormDepreciation and Amortization (Including Information on Listed Property), specifically ask if. Odometer reading Personal Property Tax Yes/No TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT EXPENSE Is Car Owned Yes/No Airfare, train (Or Financed) Yes/No Car rental & gas Was this vehicle Parking, Tolls Depreciated in a Prior Year Yes/No Taxi, Bus, Shuttles Gas, Lube, Oil Lodging Repairs & Maintenance Meals Tires Entertainment Towing Tips Other Telephone.

Standard mileage rate. Forthe standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car for business use is 58 cents () per mile.

Car expenses and use of the standard mileage rate are explained in chapter Depreciation limits on cars, trucks, and vans. For travel to conventions: If the convention is related to the active conduct of your business, meals are % deductible. For tax purposes, if you operate as a Sole Proprietor or as a Single Member of an LLC, Travel & Entertainment expenses are recorded on IRS Form Schedule C of the IRS tax forms.

For an exception to the 1-year rule for federal crime investigations or prosecutions, refer to PublicationTravel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses.

You may deduct travel expenses, including meals and lodging you incurred in looking for a new job in your present trade or business. Tax law allows you to deduct two types of travel expenses related to your business, local and what the IRS calls "away from home". First, local travel expenses.

You can deduct local transportation expenses incurred for business purposes, for example the cost of getting from one location to another via public transportation, rental car, or your. Fundamentals are reviewed and planning opportunities identified.

Creative strategies are discussed and evaluated along with traditional approaches. Taxpayers are once again looking to their tax professional for guidance and planning related to travel and entertainment expenses. The goal of this course is to understand and solve problems. Deductions for Travel Expenses When you travel away from home on business, you may write off transportation costs, such as airfare or auto expenses, as well as meals and lodging, attributable to the travel.

You also can write off incidental costs, like cab fare and tips. AUTO EXPENSES. Auto Expenses vary with the amount that is deductible, ranging from % deductible. There are two different ways to deduct car expenses if you are using your car for business: Mileage, or Use and Maintenance.

There is a set per mile deduction (Currently: This amount changes frequently). Travel and Entertainment: Frequently Asked Questions. Table of Contents. Can I deduct the cost of meals on days I call on customers or clients away from my office.

Must I report employer reimbursements for travel, entertainment and meals. What are the limits on deductible travel, entertainment and meals cost.

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This is a perfect time of year for small business owners to plan their holiday travels properly so they can potentially generate a tax deduction. Valid travel expenses can be a fantastic deduction on a small business owner’s tax return.

Unlike meals and entertainment, which are limited by 50%, travel expenses are % deductible as long as. Business Travel Tax Tips for the Self Employed. is a requisite for writing off meals and entertainment expenses.

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