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Old 02-08-2009, 02:05 PM
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Full Deductible Expenses not directly related to the main focus of a Business

I'm the owner of a website. The primary subject is Washington DC outdoor recreation, however, in conjuction with articles about a park or trail, I also occasionally recommend restaurants. If I write about a restaurant, is my meal there 100% deductible? For instance, would it be as if I was in the food critic profession?

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Old 02-08-2009, 02:37 PM
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I should think so, at least it has the appearance of a business expense connected to your business, that is, writing about restaurants.

I would claim these meal expenses on the business tax returns, however, you should be aware that they are only 50% deductible on the tax return. The IRS generally disallows 50% of all meals and entertainment expenses.

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