E-Deductions - Business Travel & Entertainment

E-Deductions - Business Travel & Entertainment
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Price: $29.99
Credits: 2
Prerequisite: None
Level: Overview
Model: MT009
Author: Danny Santucci
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Taxes
Format: PDF


 

Taxpayers are once again looking to CPAs for guidance and planning related to travel and entertainment expenses. This comprehensive mini-course examines and explains the practical aspects of business travel and entertainment deductions. To determine the expenses that taxpayers are able to deduct, fundamentals are reviewed and planning opportunities are identified. Practitioners will learn to master the proper administration of these complex and often cumbersome provisions.

 

 

Learning Assignment & Objectives

As a result of studying the assigned materials, you should be able to meet the objectives listed below.

ASSIGNMENT

At the start of the materials, participants should identify the following topics for study:

  • Transportation & travel distinguished
  • Definition of “tax home”
  • Temporary & indefinite assignments
  • Business purpose requirement for business travel
  • Convention & meetings
  • Statutory exceptions of ordinary & necessary requirement
  • Entertainment facilities
  • Employee expense reimbursement & reporting
  • Self-employed persons
  • Employers

Learning Objectives

After reading the materials, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the away from home requirement listing eligible deductions, distinguish transportation and travel expenses contrasting the caselaw and IRS test for tax home and compare temporary versus indefinite work assignments demonstrating their affect on a tax home.
  2. Summarize the business purpose requirement emphasizing the 51/49 percent test, discuss deductible conventions and meetings, and specify the limitations applied to meals and lodging when traveling to insure client compliance.
  3. Define business entertainment applying the deductibility tests of §162 and identify business entertainment activity deduction restrictions to avoid later disallowance.
  4. Explain deduction limitations including the percentage reduction for meals and entertainment expenses, list miscellaneous itemized business deductions and expenses associated with an entertainment facility, and describe employee expense reimbursement and reporting options including available federal per diem rates while noting the special treatment given to self-employed persons.

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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