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December 2010

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Tax-Free Lunches for Employees



I operate my business as a proprietorship, but I would be willing to change to a corporation if that would allow me to deduct the lunches I serve to myself and my employees. What do I have to do to deduct these lunches? (T.F., Parsippany, N.J.)




To deduct the cost of the lunches, the lunches must be furnished to the employees on the business premises by the employer for the convenience of the employer.1


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