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jenepat
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Can I deduct business travel expenses that are paid for using airline miles or credit card points? If so, do I expense the cash value of the tickets at time of purchase?

 
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PaulaM
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Can I deduct business travel expenses that are paid for using airline miles or credit card points? If so, do I expense the cash value of the tickets at time of purchase?

No, because you didn't pay anything for the tickets and they essentially have a zero value. See articles below for reference.

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/tax-business-deduction-rules-using-frequent-flyer-miles-31828.html

https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/petersen-frequent-flier-miles-deductible-2243.php

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