Category Archives: Travel

Commuting Reimbursement

Today TaxMama hears from John in the TaxQuips Forum, who just got a promotion. “ I get a monthly salary as well as a $400 travel allowance.  I live across the border in another state and have a 60 mile round trip as well as tolls.  My employer thought it would be good to write me […]

5th Wheel

Today TaxMama hears from Brad in Jacksonville, NC  , who says, “I’ve been considering purchasing a (self-contained) motorhome/fifth wheel RV for use as lodging/office to use on my business travels. Can I write it off?”

TaxMama’s In Depth Tax Web Workshop for Writers, Journalists and Bloggers

When:             August 13, 2010                         10:00 am – Noon PT Where:            Online in TaxMama’s Conference Room Cost:               $50.00                        Discounts:             $20 discount to members of writers groups –   Check with your association for discount code  CPE Credits:            2 hours for Enrolled Agents   How to Register  –   Include the name of your writers […]

Hit the Road Jack

Today TaxMama hears from Summit in the TaxQuips Forum, who has some questions. “When doing work nationally what are the tax implications? We are a painting contractor based in, say, New York, travel to Mississippi and paint a building for 50k, then travel to Alabama and paint a building for 50k and so on… what […]

Five Tips for Taxpayers With Change of Address

The IRS offers five tips for taxpayers who have moved or are about to move.  If you’ve changed your home or business address, make sure you update that information with the IRS to ensure you receive any refunds or correspondence from the IRS.

Exotic Medical Travel

Today TaxMama hears from Kathy in the TaxQuips Forum with this interesting question. “My client and his young son traveled to Qingdao, China last year for the transplant of umbilical cord blood stem cells from my client’s daughter, for the treatment of quadriplegic cerebral palsy, at the Beike Biotech section of the hospital.  Are the […]

Deducting Travel to 2nd Home

Today TaxMama hears from Matt in Texas who is quite creative. “I sold a second home last year and am wondering if I can claim my travel expenses to and from this property over the course of 3 years of ownership. The property was 350 miles from my primary residence and in a neighboring state. […]

Deducting 2 Vehicles

Today TaxMama hears from Cindy in Kentucky who is skeptical: “I own my own business and travel a lot. I am deducting a truck that I own. With high gas rates can I deduct a car? My accountant has told me that I can only deduct a truck? Can you explain what my options are […]

Education Commuting

Today TaxMama hears from Shawn in Indiana who tells us, “My wife is a full time college student. She commutes to school. It is about 80 miles round trip. Can we deduct the mileage on her car as an education expense?”

Employee Driving

Today TaxMama hears from B ored in Skokie, Il, who tells us, “My job requires a lot of travel to clients. My boss states that the IRS law for reimbursement is that he can only reimburse the mileage from the office to a client and from a client to the office. The issue is, that […]

IRS Notice 2007-47 – Deductibility of Lodging Expenses

[TaxMama note: This looks like a really important announcement. Especially if it means what I think it means! OK, I am sitting here trying to get my head around this phrase “not incurred in traveling away from home”. And I think I have it finally figured out – but have a call in to IRS […]