Tag : Employee Expenses

IRS Rules for Recording Business Expenses: Travel, Transportation, Meals and Entertainment A clear guide for business owners, self employed, independent contractors, freelancers, managers, accountants and others about IRS requirements for adequate recordkeeping of employee / contractor expenses.

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Adequate recordkeeping is important for both preventing an audit and being prepared in the event of an audit. Overall adequate recordkeeping is good for facilitating compliance with Uncle Sam. A great solution for adequate recordkeeping of expenses is Falcon Expenses, our well reviewed fully mobile solution for expense tracking and reporting, check it out when
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IRS Business Travel Definition for “Away From Home” When determining what qualifies as business travel overnight stay is not the only requisite, the IRS also specifies that the taxpayer must travel “Away From Home”.

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To travel away from home the taxpayer must travel to an area that is outside of the tax home for a period substantially longer than an ordinary day’s worth of work. The IRS business travel definition specifies the tax home as the entire city or general area where the main place of business is located.
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Employer Tax Deductions of Employee Expenses: How to Deduct IRS guidelines for deducting employee business expenses from the corporate tax return under both accountable and nonaccountable plans, including reimbursements and per diems.

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Whether under a reimbursement (i.e. employee uses their money for business expenses and is reimbursed later) or allowance (i.e. per diem) arrangement, employer deduction of employee business expenses depends on whether they have an accountable or nonaccountable plan. Further, in some cases, an expense might be fully deductible on the books but only partially deductible
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