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Catering still 50% off?

Client held an event and catered food for said event. Is the entire catering bill deductible or only 50%. This was a marketing event to get new clients.

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    Hi there, meals for marketing purposes are 100% deductible. Any meals or recreational expenses for advertising and promotional reasons, office snacks provided to employees, meals provided to more than half of the employees for things like working late or weekends, etc are all 100% deductible.

    The 50% deductions are meals related to travel, or business meetings with employees, stockholders, or directors. Remember to keep appropriate supporting documentation like receipts and invoices for IRS purposes in case the IRS ever requests back-up documentation.

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