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Tax Deduction Consulting: Business Meals Woonsocket RI

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.

Mr. Michael W. Aragao (RFC®), MBA
(401) 475-7570
2374 Diamond Hill Rd #3B
Cumberland, RI
Company
M.W. Aragao Investment Advisors
Qualifications
Education: BSBA, MBA
Years of Experience: 10
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, CommOptions, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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Mr. Joseph C. Connolly (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, CSA
(508) 698-3344
Pine Brook Office Park
Foxborough, MA
Company
Connolly & Associates, Inc
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 34
Membership
IARFC, SFSP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Seminars Work, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Asset Protection, BuySell, LiabCover, Compensation Plans

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Liberty Tax Service
(866) 871-1040
56 Pulaski Blvd
Bellingham, MA

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H&R Block
(401) 721-0810
661 DEXTER ST
CENTRAL FALLS, RI

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Liberty Tax Service
(866) 871-1040
195 E Main St
Milford, MA

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Lawrence M. Thomas (RFC®), CSA
(508) 699-3080
1 George Leven Dr., #100
North Attleboro, MA
Company
Total Asset Design
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 29
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Employee Benefits, Mutual Funds, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Auto Home Insurance, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

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Mr. John J. Barry (RFC®)
(508) 660-9166
1510 Washington St
Walpole, MA
Company
Barry Financial Advisors
Qualifications
Education: Suffolk UniversityBoston, MassachusettsBachelor of Science - Government
Years of Experience: 8
Membership
IARFC
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Asset Protection, Compensation Plans

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Bruce K Mullen, Enrolled Agent
(508) 528-4690
67 Phyllis Lane
Franklin, MA
 
TCS-FI TAX SERVICES
(401) 725-2820
74 COMSTOCK ST
PAWTUCKET, RI
 
Law Office of John P. Pollis and Associates
(508) 695-4446
93 Commonwealth Avenue
North Attleboro, MA
 
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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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