Lunch as a Business Expense

November 8th, 2008

Many individuals spend time away from their offices while calling on customers and vendors. As a result, they end up having to buy their lunch and want to deduct the cost of that lunch as a business expense. Unfortunately, the cost of meals can only be deducted when you are away from home overnight. However, you may be able to deduct the cost of your lunch as business-related entertainment if you take one of your customers to lunch with you. In any case, even when the meals are allowed, they are only 50% deductible.

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