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How to Deduct Travel, Meals, & Entertainment Expenses NOW - 2 Hours

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Taxes - Technical

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Industry |  Tax |  ACPEN Tax Institute
Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
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2 Hours
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This program will explain the new rules for deducting and reporting travel, meals, and entertainment expenses . Documentation requirements and planning opportunities related to travel, meals, entertainment, and automobile expenses will also be addressed.

Basic Course Information

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

Major Subjects
  • Recent legislation and developments related to reporting travel, meals and entertainment expenses
  • Adequate accounting rules for reimbursements
  • Accountable plans
  • Reimbursement of nondeductible expenses
  • Simplified Per Diem
  • “Directly related to” and “Associated With” tests
  • Facility vs. Activity expenses
  • Nine Exceptions to Section 274
  • Staff snacks and meals
  • IRS Notice 2018-76
  • Food and beverages during entertainment 

Course Materials


Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD's Profile

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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.


Thu, Apr 06, 2023 - 04:00pm to 05:53pm MDT
Fri, Apr 14, 2023 - 12:00pm to 01:53pm MDT
Sat, Apr 22, 2023 - 08:00am to 09:53am MDT
Fri, Apr 28, 2023 - 10:00am to 11:53am MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation


Course Developer Van Der Aa Tax Ed, LLC
Designed For Practitioners, members in industry, or personnel responsible for payroll tax reporting or determining and reviewing travel and entertainment deductions.
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Original Recording Date



Prerequisites Basic working knowledge of business expense reporting.
Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 74


John J

"Good presentation and materials."

Julie H

"Speaker did a great job with real life examples. "

Jason B - Lafayette, Indiana

"Very thorough. Helpful presentation and notes by Doug."

Chelsea C

"I will definitely be checking out other Doug Van der Aa courses--very engaging! "

Maria I

"Very good course and speaker!"

Amber Rourke A

"Doug is a fantastic speaker. I really enjoyed the references and real life examples he provided to help connect the material to us. "

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