Tax Laws and Overseas Meetings

Tax Laws and Overseas Meetings

The laws about tax deductibility vary widely from country to country. In the United States, the 1986 Tax Reform Act changed the law as it relates to the deductibility of expenses for attending foreign conventions. The law prohibits attendees at business-related conventions held outside the “North American area” from deducting any expenses unless they can prove that it was “as reasonable for the meeting to be held outside the North American area as within the North America

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