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February 2013

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How to Prove Expenses for Tax-Deductible Business Travel

In the last several months you learned how to qualify a day of travel as a business day. Qualification is Step 1 of your business travel deductions.


Proving the dollar amounts of your deductible travel expenses is Step 2. This article gives you the nuts and bolts of this second step in 12 easy-to-understand questions and answers.


Q&A 1: Corporation or proprietorship?


Question. Are the business travel documentation rules different if I operate my business as a corporation versus as a proprietorship?


Answer. Yes and no.


Not different. To deduct lodging, a meal, or other travel expense, the rules governing receipts, business reasons, and canceled checks are the same for corporations, proprietorships, individuals, and employees.


Different. If you operate as a corporation, the corporation is a separate legal entity from you. You ... Log in to view full article.

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