Strictly Speaking: Travel and Entertainment Recordkeeping

September 8, 2017
travel and entertainment

While tax breaks for business travel and entertainment can be awarded, the rules are very strict.

If you’re reporting travel and entertainment (T&E) expenses on your tax return and you’re audited, there’s a good chance an agent will take a hard look at those items.

Often the challenge won’t be whether the expense was appropriate for the business, but whether your records meet the letter of the law. And the IRS and courts take a strict position on recordkeeping — miss one element and the deduction is most likely to be disallowed. Read more