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August 2012

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How to Deduct the Transportation Component of Your Business Travel

When you take a business trip, you incur two types of tax-deductible costs:



Business-day costs


Transportation costs


To deduct your business-day costs, you must have a business day as we explained in last month’s article titled “Tax Tips to Identify Tax-Deductible Travel Days.”


To deduct the transportation costs you incur in getting to and from your business destination, you must satisfy the rules discussed in this article.


Big-Picture Flowchart


Examine the flowchart below to get the big picture of how the rules for deducting transportation to a travel destination work.



Trip Inside the 50 United States


Under IRS regulations, when you travel for business, you are traveling either inside or outside the 50 United States including, Washington, D.C.1


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