When can you deduct business meals?
Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated most tax deductions for business-related entertainment, beginning in 2018. It also created confusion over the continued deductibility of business meals. Late last year, the IRS issued a notice clarifying that taxpayers may continue to deduct 50% of eligible business meal expenses and providing temporary guidance on the subject. This article details a five-point test to determine whether business meal expenses are deductible.