You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.

—Yogi Berra

One of the perks I enjoyed in my younger years was traveling. I used to travel to glamorous locations (like Las Vegas) and the not so glamorous ones (such as Bakersfield, California).

When you travel on business, the business-related expenses are deductible. This chapter focuses on these expenses, what can and can’t be deducted, and how to report these expenses on a tax return. We also examine the rules covering trips where you combine business with a vacation.

Business Travel

Clearly, business travel is deductible: It’s an ordinary ...

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