#BookkeepingTip: Your Daily Coffee isn't Deductible


I've had many clients over the years be super confused about meals & coffees being deductible.

-Their morning coffee on the go
-Their lunch each day on their way to see a client
-Their dinner when they were out of town for business
-Dinner ordered in while working late

Were any of these deductible? Just one.

Your daily coffees and meals eaten alone are not a business deduction - sorry 👎😟

The only time meals eaten alone are deductible is when you are out of town traveling for business. AND then the meals are only 50% deductible (or per diem which would need to be discussed with your accountant).