Entertainment Expenses

by in Newsletter on Apr. 2, 2012

Entertainment includes any activity generally considered to provide entertainment, amusement or recreation. Generally to be deductible for tax purposes, you must show that entertainment expenses (including meals) are directly related to, or associated with, the conduct of your trade or business. You must also have records to prove the business purpose (under the applicable test) and the amount of each expense, the date and place of the entertainment, and the business relationship of the persons entertained. Entertainment expenses are usually subject to a 50 percent limit.