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Writing Off Vacations as A Business Expense

Have you planned your family vacation for this summer? Did you know there are ways to deduct that family vacation as a business expense?


If you use a part of your vacation for business  purposes then IRS allows you to write off a portion of your vacation costs for business expenses. There are several ways you can do this. Below are just a few:


  • Attending conferences while on vacation – One of the best ways is for you to attending a continuing education course while on vacation. This way most of your trip can be written off. This includes travel costs, lodging, food, and other items.


  • Visit like businesses while traveling – If you are a realtor, visit other realtors and drop off your flyers to them of property you have listed. If you are an author or writer and you get ideas while visiting locations, or if you are a sales person and you visit other locations to see how they operate. Then a portion of your travel costs may be deductible.


  • Delivering products – if your company sales various products, offer to deliver those while on vacation. Then again there is a possibility that some of the vacation costs may be deductible.


Before you attempt to write off costs, consult your tax professional to see if you qualify. The last thing you want to do is try to deduct personal expenses that are really personal and have no business purpose or reason for deducting and have the IRS come back and deny the write-off. 


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