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IRS Increases Mileage Rates for 2019

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Dec 20, 2018 12:17:57 PM

The IRS has announced the 2019 standard mileage rates used for calculating deductible costs for operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. 

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Topics: business travel expense, deductions, IRS, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Common Cents: Can you deduct summer travel with business expenses? 

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Department on Jun 1, 2017 1:53:00 PM
If you take a business trip during which you also vacation, you can take allowable deductions for travel expenses (i.e., airfare, hotel, cab fare, meals - subject to limitation, etc.) as long as the main purpose of the trip is for business.

Deductibility of local travel  If you are self-employed and your residence is your principal place of business, you can deduct expenses you incur in traveling from your residence to any other work location.
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Topics: business travel expense

Updated Business Travel Expense Rates Take Effect October 1 

Posted by Howard J. Kass, CPA, AEP®, CGMA, Partner on Sep 21, 2015 10:02:49 AM

With so many Americans conducting business outside their office, the recent IRS announcement of the 2015-2016 business travel expense rates will certainly impact many.  In 2011 alone, American businesspeople took a total of 445 million trips for work-related matters, (source: NYTimes.com 05/03/12) and that figure grows steadily each year.business_travel

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Topics: expenses, business travel expense, Taxes - Planning, Rules and Returns


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