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Tax Deduction Consulting: Business Meals Fremont NE

There are few deductions that are as open to questions as business meal deductions. The issue revolves around just exactly what makes a meal a business expense and not merely the necessary act of eating. Read and get more info from the following.

Jackson Hewitt
(402) 727-7507
1817 N. Bell Street
Fremont, NE

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Liberty Tax Service
(866) 871-1040
15805 W Maple Rd # 106
Omaha, NE

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Mr. Scott C. Taylor (RFC®), CHFC, CLU
(402) 571-1505
7216 Graceland Drive
Omaha, NE
Company
Midwest Capital
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Education: BBA, CLU, ChFC
Years of Experience: 28
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IARFC, MDRT, SFSP, NAIFA
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Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Trustee Service, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Richard A. Strevey (RFC®), CFP
(402) 445-2288
14301 FNB Parkway #306
Omaha, NE
Company
Strevey Financial Services
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Education: BS
Years of Experience: 34
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IARFC, MDRT, FPA, NAIFA
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Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Hemenway Associates, Inc.
(402) 339-4040
11146 Q Street
Omaha, NE
 
Bottom Line Tax Professionals
(402) 727-7507
301 E 6th St
Fremont, NE

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Mr. Chris E. Nelson (RFC®), CFP
(308) 632-7587
1701 First Avenue
Scottsbluff, NE
Company
Valley Financial Planning
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Education: University of Nebraska-LincolnThe Metropolitan State College of Denver, CO
Years of Experience: 16
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IARFC, FPA
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Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Education Plan, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Frank C. Bogacz (RFC®), EA
(402) 551-3423
4715 S. 80th Street
Omaha, NE
Company
Bogacz Tax and Financial Services
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Years of Experience: 22
Membership
IARFC
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Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Compensation Plans

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AMERICAN TAX COMPANY
(308) 382-9442
116 W. 2nd Street
Grand Island, NE
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(402) 397-0761
9105 Bedford Ave
Omaha, NE

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Tax Deduction Consulting: Business Meals

Business Meal Deductions

There are few deductions that are as open to questions as business meal deductions. The issue revolves around just exactly what makes a meal a business expense and not merely the necessary act of eating.

The key question involved in understanding business meal deductions is what makes the meal a business transaction and not simply the necessary act of eating. The issue is a little more clear cut when a person is traveling on a business related activity. The idea of traveling away from the employee's home means that he is not able to take his meals in the normal fashion that he would if he were not traveling. Therefore, he is forced to spend money that he would, most likely, not have spent otherwise. Travel expenses include business meal deductions and they can be actual expense or they may use published per diem schedules.

The per diem schedules that govern the amount of allowable meal deductions take into consideration the cost of living variations in different sections of the country. There is a higher per diem allowance when you travel on business to an area with higher expenses. The advantage of using the per diem amount is that you do not have to keep any records or worry about saving receipts. In many cases, travel expenses and meal expenses are reimbursed by the employer. Of course, you can only claim non-reimbursed expenses as a deduction.

When you are not traveling, the criteria for business meal deductions is a little less clear. The general rule is that a meal becomes a business meal when it is shared with a client or business associate and the purpose of the meal is to foster a business relationship of some type. It is not going to work to consider a meal a business meal just because you are reading a report while waiting to be served. The presence of that business associate is going to be necessary in most cases to establish the business purpose.

Interestingly enough, it is not really necessary that business actual...

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