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How to Deduct Travel, Meals, & Entertainment Expenses NOW - 4 Hours

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Taxes - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  Industry |  Tax |  ACPEN Tax Institute |  IRS Approved
Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
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4 Hours
Access for 30 day(s) after program date.



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.

**Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to

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
  • Reporting travel expenses
  • Simplified Per Diem
  • Meals and entertainment expenses
  • “Directly related to” and “Associated With” tests
  • Facility vs. Activity expenses * Nine Exceptions to Section 274
  • Business Meals
  • IRS Notice 2018-76
  • Food and beverages during entertainment
  • 2021 mileage and Per Diem rates

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.


Wed, Aug 04, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm EDT
Mon, Aug 23, 2021 - 03:00pm to 06:44pm EDT
Thu, Sep 02, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm EDT
Fri, Sep 17, 2021 - 03:00pm to 06:44pm EDT
Mon, Oct 04, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm EDT
Fri, Oct 15, 2021 - 03:00pm to 06:44pm EDT
Wed, Nov 03, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm EDT
Mon, Nov 15, 2021 - 03:00pm to 06:44pm EST
Fri, Dec 03, 2021 - 11:00am to 02:44pm EST
Wed, Dec 15, 2021 - 03:00pm to 06:44pm EST

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



Basic working knowledge of business expense reporting

Date Added to Catalog


Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Official Registry Statement

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