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Business Trip - Tips

The following unreimbursed business trip costs are deductible: tips, telephone, fax, airplane, railroad, taxi, other transportation fees, hotel and lodging, meal costs (50% deductible),laundry and cleaning, and entertainment. All business trip deductions should be listed in a diary stating the time, place and business purpose of the meetings.

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