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micah-stailey
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I am an overseas missionary and self-employed under my church. What can I write as business expense deductions?

I am filing a 1099-MISC for donations from my church, and I'M filing as self-employed. As a missionary, I travel to different countries, and pay for housing and food. How much of this is considered a "business expense"?

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CarolynM
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I am an overseas missionary and self-employed under my church. What can I write as business expense deductions?

Yes, you can deduct travel and meal expenses because you are self-employed. 

Travels expenses, including transportation and lodging, are 100% deductions

Meals are 50% deductions

Entertainment is no longer eligible for deduction. 

For more information about allowable business deductions, follow this link: Common Deductions for Businesses 

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CarolynM
Level 1

I am an overseas missionary and self-employed under my church. What can I write as business expense deductions?

Yes, you can deduct travel and meal expenses because you are self-employed. 

Travels expenses, including transportation and lodging, are 100% deductions

Meals are 50% deductions

Entertainment is no longer eligible for deduction. 

For more information about allowable business deductions, follow this link: Common Deductions for Businesses 

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