If you are not in the golf business, you deduct business golf as an associated entertainment expense.
There’s one cardinal rule for deducting associated entertainment expenses—link your entertainment activity with a substantial, provable business discussion.
Easy enough, right? Here’s the problem with golf. The IRS makes an assumption that your discussion with your fellow golfers while on the course is never business-related.
Even if you actually do discuss business while playing, you likely cannot use that nonbusiness-setting discussion to qualify your entertainment expenses.
But this problem has a simple solution. Move the business discussion to a “business setting” shortly before or after you hit the links.
In this article, we explain how to do this the right way.
Golf Is the Fun Part
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