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Deducting International Travel

Going abroad? If you meet these three guidelines, it's deductible.

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Deduct costs associated with outside the United States. Even if you did not spend your entire time on , you can deduct the entire of your travel outside the United States--if you meet any of the following three exceptions:

  • You were outside the United States no more than one week (7 consecutive days).
  • You were outside the United States and less than 25 percent of the time was spent on non-business (personal) travel.
  • You can establish that a personal vacation was not a major consideration, even if you have substantial control over arranging the travel.

Source: "Travel-Related Tax Deductions"

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