I often take clients to a sports or entertainment event and provide gifts to maintain client relationships. Will these costs be considered fully deductible or 50% deductible?

Allan Madan, CA
 Nov 12, 2013


The expenses mentioned above will be considered entertainment expenses, so that only half of the amount spent can be deducted. This includes gift cards for food and drinks, restaurants and entertainment venues. Gifts that are food (e.g. box of chocolates) or drinks (e.g. wine) are also considered to be “meals”.


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