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Business Travel Expenses

Here are some business travel expenses you might not know you can write off according to Business Insider. They say you should keep accurate records as well.

Dry Cleaning: Sometimes trips last longer so the IRS says expenses for dry cleaning and laundry are tax-deductible as a business cost.

Calls and other communication: You may already keep track of calls but also keep track of faxes and Internet connection fees if you have them.

Convention travel: Workshops, conferences, and seminars if they have a direct business purpose.

Shipping work material: If you have to send ahead the products you are showing for potential buyers, like a trade show, you can deduct that cost.

Stenographer fees: If you have to hire a stenographer to transcribe legal docs you can write off associated fees.

Computer rental: If you need to rent a computer, you can write off the cost.

Business travel by RV: If traveling by RV can be proven necessary for business, any expenses are tax-decutible.

~ Jody Victor

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Traveling this Labor Day weekend?

The good news: Gas prices are dropping in time for Labor Day travel. If you travel by car, this should put a smile on your face but travel is expected to be up so there may be more traffic no matter where you go.

The not as good news: More people are traveling this year. Last minute flights are harder to find as the planes are full earlier. If there are more people flying and only the same number of flights as last year, it is more difficult. Some people may try to find seats and find they have to pay upcharges for whatever seats are left. If you have multiple stops, and have to pay these upcharges, it could add up to $320 or more for 2 people flying. You may try to find 2 seats together and be faced with a flight having only single middle seats down the center of each side available. Prices for flights can change day to day or even hour to hour. If you haven’t booked already, you may be out of luck.

However you travel, be patient, travel safely, and have a good time!

~ Jody Victor