We live in a highly mobile age—we are always on the go for work, play, or other activities. We travel by car, airplane, train, ship, bus, and taxi. We spend a lot of money annually on getting around. The tax laws can help to defray some of your travel costs in certain situations.
This chapter explains:
- Business travel
- Temporary work assignments
- Medical travel
- Charitable travel
- Educational travel
- National Guard and military reservist travel
- Frequent flier miles
In addition, you will find an explanation of recordkeeping rules for travel expenses as well as some forms you can use to comply with these rules.
For more information, see IRS Publication 463, Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses; and IRS Publication 1542, Per Diem Rates.
Americans travel quite a lot for business. The costs of travel, including transportation, lodging, and meals, that are related to business may be fully or partially tax deductible if certain conditions are met.