The Internal Revenue Service issued a statement this past fall providing guidance with respect to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s effects on business meals. When it comes to business meals, CapinCrouse said the IRS guidance “conclusively [states] meals are deductible. The rules for deducting meals have not changed unless the meal occurs in the context of entertainment, such as at a sporting event or a theater.”
In the fall, the IRS also issued clarification on the taxability of moving expenses incurred prior to 2018, but paid in 2018. For details, see “What’s New” in the December 2018 edition of this newsletter.