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Schedule C Hotel & Food Expenses

My daughter started a construction business in the latter half of 2018. Since their first project was not local, but was quite a distance from her home, they had to take the employees with them and subsequently paid for their hotel rooms and meals while the project was going on. Can these expenses be deducted on Schedule C? Thanks in advance.

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Level 3

Schedule C Hotel & Food Expenses

Yes they can be

Meal expenses are entered after you enter your income.  To get to the Meal expenses do the following:

  • Sign into your return
  • Click Take me to my return
  • Federal
  • Income and Expenses
  • Review or Edit next to Self-Employment income and expenses
  • Review next to your business
  • Scroll down click "Add expenses for this work"
  • Click Meal (100% limit)
  • Hit Continue
  • Enter your Meal expenses
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Level 3

Schedule C Hotel & Food Expenses

Yes they can be

Meal expenses are entered after you enter your income.  To get to the Meal expenses do the following:

  • Sign into your return
  • Click Take me to my return
  • Federal
  • Income and Expenses
  • Review or Edit next to Self-Employment income and expenses
  • Review next to your business
  • Scroll down click "Add expenses for this work"
  • Click Meal (100% limit)
  • Hit Continue
  • Enter your Meal expenses
Level 1

Schedule C Hotel & Food Expenses

Thank you for the information. Would I enter the hotel expenses for employees under "other business expenses?