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Is The Yacht Rental Cost I Paid To Entertain My Customer'S Deductible?

You may not deduct the cost of renting, maintaining or operating facilities to entertain. Examples of facilities would include yachts, boats, lodges, fishing camps, apartments, hotel suites or homes in a vacation area. The no-deduction rule applies to rent, depreciation, maintenance and operating expenses. It does not apply to the food and beverage costs incurred when entertaining in the facility.

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