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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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Industry |  Tax |  ACPEN Tax Institute |  IRS Approved
Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
4 Hours



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
  • 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.

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

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 108


Charles Z - Ely, Minnesota

"This course was an eye opener. "

Josie C

"Excellent course. The duration of the course was well planned. Enough time to present the information with examples without being rushed. Speaker was very good. "

Thomas D

"Very helpful"

Patricia P

"Outstanding presentation of a very complicated subject.."

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Paul M - Bloomfield Twp, Michigan

"Nice Job!"

Randall M - Ada, Alabama

"Doug is excellent speaker and has great command of the topics he teaches. He made very dry and boring topic very interesting. He is the reason I signed up for the course,"

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Cathryn C

"Doug is an excellent speaker and has good examples in his materials."