Article Date:
December 2006

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Travel Deduction for Educational Seminars

Two hours a day of education is not going to justify your trip to an educational program in some out-of-town resort area. This basic rule has been around for quite some time without change.1


If you want to deduct your travel to a business-related educational event, you must establish that the primary purpose of your travel is to obtain that business education.2 Before we go into this further, let’s clarify that in tax law the word “travel” means out-of-town overnight, long enough to require sleep before returning.3


When It’s Mostly Business


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