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May 2018

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Danger: Your Personal Home Is Not Your Tax Home

The fact that your personal home is not your tax home is one income tax issue.


Here’s another: business travel is different from business transportation.


Your tax deductions, tax strategies, and tax records hinge on the following federal income tax defined terms:



Personal home


Tax home


Business travel


Business transportation




Personal home

This is where you live.

Tax home

This is where you maintain your principal place of work.

Business travel

You are in tax-deductible travel status when you travel away from your tax home overnight or long enough to require sleep.

Business transportation

You deduct business transportation as a cost of going to and from tax-deductible business destinations, whether in town or out of town, on overnight business travel.


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