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2024 Guide to Deducting Travel, Meals and Entertainment Expenses

Total Credits: 4 including 4 Taxes - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  IRS Approved |  Tax
Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
4 Hours
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This program will explain the new rules for deducting travel, meals and entertainment expenses and the TCJA disallowance of business entertainment expenses.  Documentation requirements and planning opportunities related to travel, entertainment, and automobile expenses will also be addressed. 

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Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Gain insight on the "big picture" in this complex area
  • Distinguish the rules of determining travel and entertainment expenses

Major Subjects
  • Recent tax legislation, rules and developments impacting travel and meals expense reporting
  • Adequate accounting rules for reimbursements, including accountable plans, going paperless, reimbursement for non-deductible expenses
  • Reporting travel expenses: travel status, simplified per diem
  • "Directly related to" and associated with" tests
  • Facility vs. activity expenses
  • 9 exceptions to Section 274
  • Business meals: IRS Notice 2018-76; 2023 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.


Tue, Aug 06, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:35pm EDT
Sat, Aug 17, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:35pm EDT
Fri, Sep 13, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:35pm EDT
Thu, Sep 26, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:35pm EDT
Fri, Oct 04, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:35pm EDT
Mon, Oct 28, 2024 - 12:00pm to 03:35pm EDT
Sat, Nov 16, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:35pm EST
Wed, Nov 27, 2024 - 04:00pm to 07:35pm EST
Tue, Dec 10, 2024 - 10:00am to 01:35pm EST
Thu, Dec 19, 2024 - 07:00pm to 10:35pm EST
Sat, Dec 28, 2024 - 02:00pm to 05:35pm EST
Tue, Jan 07, 2025 - 04:00pm to 07:35pm EST
Wed, Jan 22, 2025 - 10:00am to 01:35pm EST
Fri, Feb 14, 2025 - 12:00pm to 03:35pm EST
Wed, Feb 26, 2025 - 02:00pm to 05:35pm EST
Sat, Mar 15, 2025 - 04:00pm to 07:35pm EDT
Fri, Apr 11, 2025 - 10:00am to 01:35pm EDT
Tue, Apr 29, 2025 - 07:00pm to 10:35pm EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation None
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
Yellow Book No
Original Recording Date



Prerequisites Basic working knowledge of business expense reporting
Date Added to Catalog 3/15/2024

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Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 8


Cindy R

"very informative"

Christina H

"thank you!"

Kit J

"I really appreciate Doug's engaged, personable manner of presenting this material. This class could have been very dry, but Doug's examples, style and use of real world examples kept me engaged."