Business Deductions

Federal Tax Course –  Lesson 9

Introduction 901
What Constitutes a Trade or Business? 902
Business Deductions — How Reported 903
What Business and Investment Expenses are Deductible 904
Current Expenses vs. Capital Expenses 905
Examples of Common Business Expenses 906
Research and Experimental Expenditures 907
Self-Employed Person’s Medical Insurance 908
Business Start-Up Costs 909
Expenses of Professional Men and Women 910
Farmers 911
Income and Expenses Attributable to Rents and Royalties 912
Business Expenses of Performing Artists 913
Traveling Expenses 914
Transportation Expenses 915
Automobile Expenses 916
The Standard Mileage Deduction 916A
Meal and Entertainment Expenses 917
Percentage Reduction for Meal and Entertainment Expense 918
Exception to Percentage Reduction Rule 919
Business Gifts 920
Substantiation of Travel and Entertainment Expenses 921
Employee’s Reimbursed Expenses 922
Education Expenses 923
Educational Assistance Programs 923A
Tax Deferred Higher Education Certificates 923B
Job Hunting Expenses 924
Other Expenses of Employees in Connection with Their Employment 925
Business Use of Home — Home-Office Expenses 926
Amount of Home-Office Expenses Deductible 927
Investment Expenses 928
Tax Return Preparation Fees 929
The Percentage “Floor” for Certain Miscellaneous Itemized Deductions  930
The Moving Expense Deduction 931
What Move Qualifies for the Deduction 932
When and How to Claim the Deduction 933
Amortization of Bond Premiums 934
Impairment Related Work Expenses 935