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Are The Business Gifts I Give Out At Holiday Time Deductible?

Deductions for business gifts to customers or clients are limited to $25 per recipient, per year. Keep receipts for all gifts you give for business purposes. These receipts will help you to prove your deductions if you are ever audited. Track your business gifts throughout the year so you don't have to go through all of your receipts individually at tax time. You should record who the gift was given to, what that person's relationship is to your business and how much the gift cost.

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