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April 2013

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Know Two Major Rules for Tax-Deductible Business Entertainment

Your tax-deductible business entertainment takes place in one of two places:



Business setting


Non-business setting


Business Setting


Although the “quiet business meal” is no longer deductible, the rules for that tax-deductible meal set a good stage for what is a business setting.1 (The quiet business meal had no requirement that you discuss business to obtain the business meal deduction—sadly this rule is now gone.)


Thus, a business setting is a setting that is conducive to a business discussion and that does not have substantial distractions to that discussion. Settings that are conducive to business ... Log in to view full article.

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