IRS allows to take away the cost of your business trip.To do some wok you have to move away from your home which is you are doing some work. you can be away for short period of time. According to IRS a place of your work or business is not your own home. It will be called as tax home when a person has more than one job his income will determine his tax home according to his income. And there should be proper time to rest between shifts.The IRS specify these to be ordinary and simple and same as other companieshave. The list of business expenses that are deductible is.
Transportation to the Business Destination from Your Tax Home
Traveling by any means of transport away from tax home is the deductible business expense. But the purpose of traveling should be work. It is very important to keep the accurate information of all the appointments and expenses. This business trip can be converted to vocational trip but stay should have only two extra days. Then it will cover transportation cost.
If you are moving for personal reason and manage the business meetings in between the trip, then this will not be a deductible business expense. Make the plan of your commitments before and you can convert a business trip to holiday trip.
Local Transportation Fares
IRS say all type of cost on transport is deductible. There are certain limitations on the traveling distance and destination. Try to plan your appointments before so that cost can be reduced.
Baggage and Shipping
All sort of baggage on your trip includes in the deductible expanse. It can be anything not especially for your work your personal dress for presentation or anything.
Use of Personal Car / Renting a Car
Operating and maintaining your car is another deductible business expense.Fix the mileage, maintenance, fuel washing repairing etc.
Meals, Cleaning, Communication
No specific rules are fixed on the amount and number of people on the meal. No specific time is fixed for time and menu of meals. All the cost on laundry, cost of shining shoes goes and all types of cleaning can be a part deductible expenses. All the cost of communication is the part of this expense hence deductible. It can be cost of using fax machine, renting a computer or using any other communication device. It can be applied in the refund.
The tips given to hotel staff /shipment staff for carrying baggage is also a apart of deductible income. IRS define it as incidental expenses. For the calculation of accurate cost, the incidental expenses is the only method to compute. The standard rate of deduction is $5 per day. This method is not used in the meals. Because it is already the part of it.