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Deducting Travel, Meals and Entertainment Expenses After Tax Reform

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Taxes - Technical

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Partner Produced |  Tax |  IRS Approved
Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
4 Hours
Access for 40 day(s) after program date.


This program explains the rules for deducting travel, meals and entertainment expenses after the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act disallowance of business entertainment expenses.  Documentation requirements and planning opportunities related to travel, meals, entertainment, and automobile expenses will also be addressed.


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Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Gain insight on the "big picture" in this complex area
  • Distinguish the rules of determining travel expenses and the elimination of the meals entertainment expenses deduction

Major Subjects
  • Adequate Accounting rules for reimbursements
    • Accountable Plans
    • Reimbursements
    • Going Paperless
    • Reimbursement of non-deductible expenses
  • Travel Expenses
    • Travel Status
    • Simplified Per Diem
  • Meals and entertainment expenses.
    • “Directly related to” and “Associated With” tests
    • Definition of Entertainment Expenses
    • Facility vs. Activity expenses
    • TCJA Elimination of most Entertainment Expenses
    • 9 key exceptions to Section 274
  • Business Meals
    • IRS Notice 2018-76
      • With Customers & Clients
        • Food and Beverages during entertainment
      • What about staff and Employees?
    • Upcoming Regulations
  • 2019 mileage and Per Diem rates

Course Materials


Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, JD Related seminars and products: 5

Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD, is a lively and energetic speaker on the subject of taxes and ethics, and has extensive experience in leading discussions for conferences, seminars and webinars. He is a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for state CPA societies and other organizations throughout the country.

Van Der Aa has more than 25 years of experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. His practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.

Van Der Aa taught for 10 years as an adjunct instructor and for one year as assistant professor of accounting and taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites Basic knowledge of tax preparation
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Practitioners, members in industry, or personnel responsible for payroll tax reporting or determining and reviewing travel and entertainment deductions
Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Original Recording Date 01/15/2020
Date Added to Catalog 08/28/2019

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Total Reviews: 43


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