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# Problem 3-9Travel Expenses (LO 3.4)Joan is a self-employed attorney in New York City. Joan took a trip to San Diego, CA, primarily for business, to consult with a client and take a short vacation. On the trip, Joan incurred the following expenses:Airfare to and from San Diego\$ 478Hotel charges while on business340Meals while on business260Car rental while on business (she drove 240 miles)110Hotel charges while on vacation460Meals while on vacation290Car rental while on vacation180Total\$2,118 Calculate Joan's travel expense deduction for the trip, assuming the trip was made in 2018.\$

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Problem 3-9
Travel Expenses (LO 3.4)

Joan is a self-employed attorney in New York City. Joan took a trip to San Diego, CA, primarily for business, to consult with a client and take a short vacation. On the trip, Joan incurred the following expenses:

 Airfare to and from San Diego \$ 478 Hotel charges while on business 340 Meals while on business 260 Car rental while on business (she drove 240 miles) 110 Hotel charges while on vacation 460 Meals while on vacation 290 Car rental while on vacation 180 Total \$2,118

Calculate Joan's travel expense deduction for the trip, assuming the trip was made in 2018.
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Step 1

Expenses:

Expense is the cost borne by a company to produce and sell the goods and services to the customers. This involves outflow of cash by making a payment for an individual or company for a particular item and service.

Step 2

Compute the travel expense of Joan's deduction f...

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