Mixing Business and Pleasure Travel

You may deduct travel, lodging and 50% of meals incurred in attending a convention or seminar in the U.S. that benefits your business (excludes investment, political or social events). The primary purpose of the travel must be attending a business event. Determining the primary purpose is based on time. A schedule should be made of the business days attended, including event hours, and personal days. Remember to separate meals from other expenses since they are only 50% deductible. Please contact our office if you have additional questions.