Even family trips may be deductible if you plan them correctly

If you know the rules, you can combine business with pleasure and can usually deduct 100% of your travel costs, 100% of your hotel, 100% of your ground transportation, 100% of tips and gratuities and 50% of your meals — all as Business Expenses. Even if most of your time is spent with your family.

To qualify, more than half of your days away from home need to qualify as “Business Days.”

So, what’s a business day? Travel days usually count as business days, as do any days you attend a pre-scheduled meeting — no matter how brief!