2018 Changes for meals and entertainment

Charlene M. Ives, CPA, PC

Charlene M. Ives, CPA, PC

  • Entertainment-related meals are no longer deductible starting in 2018, when no business is conducted, for example meals at night clubs, cocktail parties, theaters, athletic clubs, and sporting events.
  • For 2018, there are no deductions for sporting event tickets.(These items were deductible, though limited in amount, in prior years).
  • Office holiday parties or picnics are still deductible in 2018; no change has taken place.
  • Club memberships, though partially deductible in prior years, are no longer deductible. Examples are expenses incurred at a club organized for business, pleasure recreation or other social purposes.
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