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ritadmesser
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Can i deduct conference related expenses?

I am a mental health therapist and self-employed. I sometimes speak at events or run workshops on topics closely related to my profession, though they are not counseling activities. Can I deduct my lodging or conference fees as business expenses, regardless of whether I am paid for the events? All of my wages are 1099.
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KarenL2
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Can i deduct conference related expenses?

Yes, absolutely, you can deduct them.  They could be considered as Advertising expenses for the conference fees you pay at which you speak or provide a workshop. Then, your travel and lodging expenses (if out of town) would be in the Business Travel area of Other Common Business Expenses.

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KarenL2
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Can i deduct conference related expenses?

Yes, absolutely, you can deduct them.  They could be considered as Advertising expenses for the conference fees you pay at which you speak or provide a workshop. Then, your travel and lodging expenses (if out of town) would be in the Business Travel area of Other Common Business Expenses.

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