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New Travel, Meals and Entertainment Expense Reporting

Total Credits: 4.4 including 2 Taxes - Technical, 1 Accounting - Technical, 1 Auditing - Technical, 2.2 Accounting & Auditing, 2.2 Taxes - Technical

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IRS Approved |  Tax |  Accounting and Auditing
Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD
Course Levels:
4 Hours



This program will explain the new rules for deducting travel, meals and entertainment expenses and the TCJA disallowance of business entertainment expenses, as well as the most recent regulations issued March, 2020. Documentation requirements and planning opportunities related to travel, entertainment, and automobile expenses will also be addressed.

*Please Note:  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this IRS approved program (2 Tax credit hours only), please download the IRS CE request form on the Course Materials Tab and submit to



Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

·       Gain insight on the "big picture" in this complex area

·       Distinguish the rules of determining travel and entertainment expenses

·       Know what to do and when to do it

Major Subjects

·       Recent tax legislation, rules and developments impacting travel and meals expense reporting

·       Adequate accounting rules for reimbursements, including accountable plans, going paperless, reimbursement for non-deductible expense

·       Reporting travel expenses: travel status, simplified per die

·       Meals and entertainment: "directly related to" and associated with" tests; facility vs. activity expenses; TCJA elimination of most entertainment expenses; 9 exceptions to Section 274

·       Business meals: IRS Notice 2018-76

·       2020 mileage and per diem rates

Course Materials


Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD's Profile

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Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD, is a lively and energetic speaker on the subject of taxes and ethics, and has extensive experience in leading discussions for conferences, seminars and webinars. He is a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for state CPA societies and other organizations throughout the country.


Van Der Aa has more than 25 years of experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. His practice concentrated on the tax needs of closely held businesses, with their related pass-through entities, complex individual returns, estates and trusts.


Van Der Aa taught for 10 years as an adjunct instructor and for one year as assistant professor of accounting and taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.


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Basic Course Information

Advanced Preparation


Course Developer

Doug Van Der Aa, CPA, JD

Designed For Practitioners, members in industry, or personnel responsible for payroll tax reporting or determining and reviewing travel and entertainment deductions
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Original Recording Date


Prerequisites None
Date Added to Catalog 09/14/2020

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Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

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