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Are all meals while travelling travel meals?

He is self employed on contract in US. For 3 months . He has rented a room in a home to save on lodging. Are all his meals travel meals? I’m trying to figure out if they are all business expense because he is away from home.

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Are all meals while travelling travel meals?

Hi Panko Dance,


It's exciting to be able to work and travel at the same time! Knowing how to categorize your travel expenses can definitely help you save money when it comes to claiming them as a deduction. I'll be glad to share more info on this so you can continue doing what you enjoy.


To put this into perspective, you can claim a deduction for meals as long as the meal was eaten with a customer or a client That being said, it's always best to verify with an accounting professional for expert advice. If you're not in contact with an accounting professional, I recommend searching for one on our site using this link here. I also encourage you to check out this helpful article with more info on: How to Expense Mileage, Entertainment & Meals. The article provides a detailed breakdown on how to what's considered as meal expenses and how to properly claim them. 


In case you have more questions, don't hesitate to reach back to me in the comments below. Otherwise, have an amazing rest of the week! :)