- Credits: 2
- Format: Self-Study eBook
- Field of Study: Federal Tax Law
- Author/Speaker: Danny Santucci, CPA
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|EWTFM-T-01727-21-S | 6233-CE-0451||None||Overview|
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|© February 2021||General understanding of federal income taxation||Self-Study eBook|
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
- 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
After reading the course material, you will be able to:
- Recognize the “away from home” requirement and related deductions, determine what constitutes transportation and travel expenses noting the tests for tax home and recognize the differences between temporary and indefinite work assignments including their effect on a tax home.
- Identify the business purpose requirement using the 51/49 percent test, determine deductible conventions and meetings, and specify the limitations applied to meals and lodging when traveling.
- Determine what constitutes business entertainment and identify business entertainment activity deduction restrictions and disallowance.
- Specify the §274(e) exceptions to entertainment deduction disallowance, recognize the necessity of expense substantiation, and determine accountable and nonaccountable plans noting the impact on deductions.
Who Should Attend:
- All Certified Public Accountants (CPAs)
- Enrolled Agents (EAs)
- Tax Return Preparers (TRPs)