Dining expenses are one of an entrepreneur's best write-offs. Don't be too conservative. If you have a meeting in conjunction with dining that is even remotely related to your business, capture the expense, keep the receipt and take the write-off. This even includes dining by yourself if you are traveling.
In this video, I provide a quick summary of everything you need to know about maximizing your dining write-off. For more, visit www.markjkohler.com.
Mark J. Kohler, a certified public accountant in Irvine, Calif., is a partner in the accounting firm Kohler & Eyre, and the law firm Kyler, Kohler, Ostermiller, & Sorensen LLP, specializing in business, estate and tax. He is the author of What Your CPA Isn't Telling You from Entrepreneur Press.