Travel expenses include food, beverage, lodging and transportation (such as airplane, train, bus, etc.) expenses but not motor vehicle expenses.
You can deduct travelling expenses on your personal tax return as long as you meet all of the following conditions:
You can deduct food and beverage expenses if your employer
requires you to be away for at least 12 consecutive hours from
the municipality and the metropolitan area (if there is one) of your employer’s
location where you normally reported for work.
limit also applies to the cost of food and beverages you paid for when you
travelled on an airplane, train, or bus, as long as the ticket price did not
include these amounts.
If you are
a transportation employee, you may also be able to claim expenses for
meals and lodging (including showers).
If you would like more information or have any questions, feel free to contact us at 780.466.6204, or click here to send us an email.
Heather Bowie, CPA, CA
Heather Bowie joined KWB in March 2019. Heather received her Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta in 2003. She articled with Grant Thornton during which time she received her CA designation in 2006. Over the years, Heather received a variety of experiences including working as an online facilitator for the CA program, working in industry as well as a practice reviewer for CPA Alberta.
Heather works part-time, is married and has two girls. Away from work, Heather and her husband own an HVAC business in Sherwood Park allowing her to understand business from both the client and the accountant perspective. In her spare time Heather enjoys attending her girls sporting events and dance performances, keeping active and playing board games.
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